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Asian Cup 2022: Full list of teams, players and captains for the T20 tournament

ByMary M. Ward

Aug 17, 2022

The 2022 Asian Cup tournament will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from August 27. The six-team tournament will feature India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and a qualifier in action in two groups.

The tournament is also returning to the T20 format for the first time since 2016. Ahead of the 15th edition of the Asian Cup, here is an overview of the full rosters of all teams:

GROUP A – (India, Pakistan, Hong Kong)

India squad for the Asian Cup

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (Wicket Keeper), Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

Expectations: Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer

Rohit Sharma will lead India for the second time in the Asian Cup, having led the team to the title in the ODI format in 2018.

Rohit Sharma will lead India for the second time in the Asian Cup, having led the team to the title in the ODI format in 2018. | Photo credit: ISHARA S. KODIKARA

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Pakistan squad for the Asian Cup

Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain*, Hasan Ali**

* Shaheen Shah Afridi was ruled out with a knee injury

**Mohammad Wasim Jr. was ruled out with a left-sided strain

Babar Azam will lead Pakistan as they seek their first Asian Cup title since 2012.

Babar Azam will lead Pakistan as they seek their first Asian Cup title since 2012. | Photo credit: FRANCOIS NEL

Qualifier – Hong Kong Asian Cup Team

Yasim Murtaza, Nizakat Khan(c), Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie(w), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ayush Shukla, Wajid Shah, Aftab Hussain, Dhananjay Rao, Mohammad Waheed , Ahan Trivedi, Ateeq Iqbal

GROUP B – (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan)

Sri Lanka Asian Cup squad

Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhanushaka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Banuka Rajapaksha, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanidu Hasaranga, Mahesh Theekshana, Jeffery Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrema, Binura Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwanindu Fernando and Kasun Rajitha.

Note: Binura Fernando and Kasun Rajitha were selected to the original squad but will not tour due to injuries sustained during the 2022 SLC Invitational T20 League. Dushmantha Chameera was also ruled out with a calf injury.

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Bangladesh squad for the Asian Cup

Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Naim*

*Nurul Hasan was ruled out of the Asian Cup with an ankle injury, Naim was named as his replacement

Shakib Al Hasan will take over the role of T20I skipper with Bangladesh in the Asian Cup.

Shakib Al Hasan will take over the role of T20I skipper with Bangladesh in the Asian Cup. | Photo credit: KAMRAN JEBREILI

Afghanistan Asian Cup squad

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.

Reserves: Nijat Masoud, Qais Ahmad and Sharafuddin Ashraf

Mohammad Nabi will lead a 17-member Afghan team at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Mohammad Nabi will lead a 17-member Afghan team at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. | Photo credit: Aijaz Rahi