Left-handed batter Ishan Kishan has opened up about his exclusion from the Indian squad for the upcoming Asia Cup, scheduled to begin on August 27 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The Rohit Sharma-led India will commence their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28 at the Dubai International Stadium.

Kishan, who was overlooked for the Asia Cup 2022 after Virat Kohli and KL Rahul’s return to the Indian side, last represented his national team in the T20I game against West Indies, where he scored 11 off 13 deliveries. So far in 2022, the southpaw has displayed consistency with the bat, being India’s second highest-run scorer in the shortest format with 430 runs at an average of 30.71.

Kishan has smashed three half-centuries with a best individual score of 89.  The youngster, in his recent interview, said that he is positively taking this setback and would work harder to make selectors pick him next time.

“I feel that what selectors do is fair. They put a lot of thought while selecting players as to who should be given the opportunity and where,” Kishan told ANI.

“It is a positive for me because if I am not selected, I will work harder and score more runs. When selectors will have confidence in me, they will obviously keep me in the team,” he added.

India squad for Asia Cup 2022:

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (v/c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Avesh Khan

Standby Players: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar.


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