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Harshal Patel ruled out of Asia Cup, doubtful for T20 World Cup due to a side strain: Report

According to reports, a side injury has caused Harshal Patel to be disqualified from the 2022 Asia Cup. Due to a rib ailment, the bowling all-rounder hasn’t played in any games in the current series against the West Indies. He has a side strain, it has recently been reported. Harshal will likely miss the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup in 2022, according to Cricbuzz. On Monday, the BCCI will reveal the team for the Asia Cup; the T20 World Cup team will be revealed in a month.

Harshal has completed the task in the death overs for the Men in Blue, but the most recent does come as a blow for Team India. His closing overs bowling is crucial, and his variations have frequently been used to test the skills of the batsmen. A batter can be fooled by the right-arm pacer’s slower deliveries. He can also make handy contributions with the bat. While India does have a bowling all-rounder in Deepak Chahar, he bowls with the new ball. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are two prime bowlers who can also do the job for the Men in Blue. 

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Arshdeep another contender for the spot

The selection committee will have a difficult time choosing the squad for the ICC tournament and the Asia Cup because Arshdeep Singh is another strong candidate to keep his spot in the group.

KL Rahul is almost certain to return for the Asia Cup. The veteran batsman hasn’t played since IPL 2022 for a variety of causes. He had surgery recently and was supposed to visit Wisconsin, but COVID-19 prevented him from participating in the series. Along with Rahul, Virat Kohli appears ready to make a comeback for India. Since the England tour, the former Indian captain has taken a break from the sport.

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Abhijeet Chatterjee
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