Asian Games 2023: List of the players who were surprisingly left out of the Indian squad

Shikhar Dhawan

The Squad for the Asian Games 2023 announced by the BCCI has certainly surprised many fans, by not selecting players like Shikhar Dhawan. There is no doubt about the fact, that there are many players who deserved to be in the squad. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been left out, because of their commitment to the World Cup. But not every senior player is going to play in the World Cup 2023. So, it is quite surprising to see that the squad is missing out on some very important names. 

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Players who are not selected for the Asian Games 2023:

Below you can see the list of the players who are not selected for the squad. As per fans and experts, these players completely deserved to play in the Asian Games 2023. 

Shikhar Dhawan

Even after having over 6000 ODI runs, at an average of 44.11, Shikhar Dhawan was not selected for the Asian Games 2023. This is certainly a big setback for the fans. His experience would have been very important for the young Indian team. 

Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana was not selected for the squad, even though there was a time when he was being hailed as the future of Indian Cricket. He has done exceptionally well at the domestic level and even in the IPL. But till now he has not played even a single international match for India. 

Krunal Pandya

Krunal is still known as the brother of Hardik Pandya. There is no doubt about the fact, that if he gets to play more international games, then he’ll be able to make his own identity. Till now he has represented India in 24 international matches. In ODIs, he is averaging 65, and that is certainly phenomenal. 

Ravichandran Ashwin 

There is no need to explain the records of one of the greatest spinners of all time. Ravichandran Ashwin has not been selected for the Asian Games 2023, and not even for the World Cup 2023. The reason behind not getting selected for the Asian Games is still unknown. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is still one of the best swing bowlers. He has the experience of 121 ODI matches, and based on this experience he certainly deserved to be in the team.