Asia Cup 2022: Former India player turned commentator Ajay Jadeja has left out veteran India batter Dinesh Karthik from his squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. The 37-year-old veteran made headlines since his return and he is currently playing the finisher role for Team India in the T20 format as well. If you are searching for the best betting sites in India, you are in the ideal place!

However, Karthik has scored 192 runs in 14 innings since earning a recall after having a stunning 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign. The wicket-keeper batter has also scored his first T20I fifty during the time and continued to be on the radar for the upcoming 2022 T20 World Cup as well.

Saying that Karthik’s inclusion in the team hinges heavily on Virat Kohli’s form, Ajay Jadeja said on Fancode: “Now if you want to play the way I have heard them…aggressive then you have to pick differently. If Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma walks in, you need Dinesh Karthik at all cost. He is your insurance. But if you don’t have either of them then Dinesh Karthik has no work here. But yes I would not put Karthik there, he can have a seat beside me. He is very good as a commentator. But there, in the team, I would not pick him.”

Ajay Jadeja adds Shami to his Asia Cup squad

Meanwhile, Team India will open their Asia Cup 2022 campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan. They could complete a hat trick of Asia Cup title wins as well, which started in the 1988-1995 window. On the other hand, right-arm pacer Mohammad Shami is not in the scheme probably for the T20 format now. Despite a good season with the Gujarat Titans (GT) and the fact that the World Cup is taking place in Australia, the selectors are currently focusing on the existing pool of pace bowlers.

“I have added Shami to the team. So for me, I select bowlers first. So Shami is a certainty. Bumrah, Arshdeep and Chahal. These are the four certainties. In batting, four are certainties for me – Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, and Deepak Hooda. For this bowling attack, you have powerplay, middle overs and death overs sorted,” Ajay Jadeja signed off.

India squad for the Asia Cup 2022:

Rohit Sharma (Capt ), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, R Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Y Chahal, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan. If you want to see more FREE cricket tips and match guides from our experts then head to the main betting tips page to help you find your best bet of the day.

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