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Return of KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer a timely boost but India’s playing 11 lacking balance ahead of World Cup

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It has taken them a lot of time, but weeks before the World Cup at home, India are beginning to piece together the pieces of the puzzle that they were desperately missing.

Asia Cup 2023 India Squad: The luxury of picking a 17-member squad for the Asia Cup meant India will use the tournament to prune their final list to 15The luxury of picking a 17-member squad for the Asia Cup meant India will use the tournament to prune their final list to 15.

The 17-member squad, to be led by Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya as his deputy, is a bit short on balance. 

After welcoming back Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna into the national set-up for the tour of Ireland, 10 days ahead of the Asia Cup India now have the services of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, two players who will walk into the XI at the World Cup beginning in October. By and large, the selectors have stuck to the names who have been extensively involved in the ODI set-up over the last 24 months with Tilak Varma’s selection being the lone exception.

As chairman of the senior selection panel Ajit Agarkar read out the names in New Delhi, it ticked most of the boxes that India have been waiting to check. The 17-member squad, to be led by Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya as his deputy, is a bit short on balance when it comes to the XI, especially batting depth, but it induces much-needed hope that has been missing over the last few months.

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