Asia Cup 2022: KL Rahul and Deepak Chahar in line to make a comeback

Indian opener KL Rahul and fast bowler, Deepak Chahar, are set to make a comeback to the Indian team for the Asia Cup 2022 starting on August 27

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Indian opener KL Rahul and fast bowler, Deepak Chahar, are set to make a comeback to the Indian team for the Asia Cup 2022 tournament starting on August 27 in UAE. The duo has been sidelined due to injuries but has recovered in time for the 6-nation tournament. Rahul successfully underwent groin surgery while Chahar recovered from a thigh injury.

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"KL Rahul doesn't need to prove anything. He is a class player. Whenever he plays T20, it is always as a specialist opener and that would continue. Surya and Rishabh are set to play as specialist middle-order batters going forward."

a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity

Harshal Patel is also in contention for the pacer slot but he is yet to fully recover from the rib-cage injury. His inclusion is subject to match fitness. As for Chahar, he can return to the fold as a backup option for Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

"Deepak was one of India's consistent T20 bowlers before he got injured. He deserves a fair chance and also we need a like-for-like back-up for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Also now that he is coming back, he would need to play a lot of games to get his rhythm back," the source further added.

The entire senior group is expected to be available for selection barring late injuries. Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli were rested for the 5-match T20I series against West Indies but should be included in the Asia Cup squad.

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India's probable squad for the Asia Cup 2022:

Rohit Sharma (C)

KL Rahul

Virat Kohli

Rishabh Pant (wk)

Suryakumar Yadav

Hardik Pandya

Dinesh Karthik

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravichandran Ashwin

Yuzvendra Chahal

Jasprit Bumrah

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Deepak Hooda

Sanju Samson (wk)

Arshdeep Singh

Deepak Chahar

Harshal Patel

Axar Patel

Kuldeep Yadav

Ravi Bishnoi

Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli Kl Rahul Jasprit Bumrah Hardik Pandya Rishabh Pant Deepak Chahar Asia Cup 2022