VVS Laxman can be appointed as the coach of the India team in the Asia Cup 2022 in place of Rahul Dravid: Indian cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid has tested positive for COVID-19, making it difficult for him to stay in the UAE during the Asia Cup. Confirming the news, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a press release: “VVS Laxman can be appointed as the head coach of the team for the Asia Cup 2022 in place of Rahul Dravid.
JAY SHAH Statment
JAY SHAH, Honorary Secretary of BCCI wrote that “Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid has tested positive for COVID-19 in a routine test conducted ahead of the team’s departure to the UAE for Asia Cup 2022.
Mr. Dravid is under the supervision of the BCCI Medical team and has mild symptoms. He will join the team once he returns with a negative COVID-19 report. The rest of the team will assemble in UAE on 23rd August 2022.”
In the Upcoming Asia Cup tournament, the first match will be played between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan on 27th August 2022.
Sri Lanka Squad For Asia Cup 2022
Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal
Afghanistan Squad For Asia Cup 2022
Mohammad Nabi (C), Najibullah Zadran (VC), Afsar Zazai (WK), Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujib ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Rashid Khan and Samiullah Shinwari
The second match of the Asia Cup 2022 tournament will be played a great match between India and Pakistan on August 28.
India Squad For Asia Cup 2022
India:- Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Md Shami, Y Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, R Ashwin, Avesh Khan & Ravi Bishnoi.
Pakistan:- Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.