Asia Cup 2023: 5 IPL stars who missed out on India's Squad
Here's the list of 5 top IPL performers who missed out on India's Asia Cup Squad.
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Asia Cup 2023 will kick off on 30th August. Participating nations have already announced their playing squad, and so has India. The Indian contingent has started their preparatory camp at Alur. A few days back, the Chairman of the selection committee, Ajit Agarkar declared the 17-member squad for the tournament.
Almost all the expected members made their way into the squad except a few. The most surprising case is definitely Yuzvendra Chahal's exclusion. He was expected to get selected but selectors had other plans in their mind. Prior to that announcement, experts threw in their views on the squad.
Some opinions were around picking up some top IPL performers and injecting some young blood into the team. Fans have seen earlier, that Indian selection gets impacted by the IPL performance. The world-class franchise league prepares the cricketers to grind through different circumstances. Let's have a look at the
Top 5 IPL 2023 performers who missed out on India's Asia Cup squad
5. Ruturaj Gaikwad
Chennai Super Kings' dependable batter Ruturaj Gaikwad once again delivered a good season with the bat. He's been a constant performer for his franchise over the last few seasons. In the 16 matches that he played in the 2023 season, he scored 590 runs averaging at an excellent 42.14. The Maharastra boy has got solid technique and when he gets going, it's impossible to stop him.
Gaikwad has got the temperament to succeed at the highest level of the game. While striking over 146 in IPL 2023, he smashed 46 fours and 30 sixes. He has shown responsibility towards his batting which has been instrumental in the franchise's success. He has already made his national debut but hasn't quite made it yet.
He could have been there in the squad maybe as the third opener. Given his performance in List A matches, his name could have been discussed in case any injury happens. The prolific performer has already been on selectors' radar. He has leadership qualities and may succeed Dhoni as their leader. Later this year, he will be leading the Indian side in the coming Asian games.