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Asia Cup 2023: Team India Begins Preparation at NCA

Get the latest updates on Team India's preparation for the Asia Cup 2023 as they begin their training at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). Stay tuned for news, updates, and insights into their training sessions and plans for the upcoming tournament.

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Team India Begins Preparation at NCA for Asia Cup 2023

The much-anticipated Asia Cup 2023 is just around the corner, and Team India has kick-started their preparations at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. Led by captain Rohit Sharma and vice-captain Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket stars, along with Hardik Pandya, have jetted off to the NCA to begin their training camp under the guidance of head coach Rahul Dravid and his support team.

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The Camp Begins

The training camp for the Asia Cup 2023 started on Thursday, with Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Hardik Pandya being the first to arrive. Following their return from Ireland, players like Sanju Samson, Prasidh Krishna, and Jasprit Bumrah are set to join the camp in the next few days. The camp will run until August 29, providing ample time for the players to fine-tune their skills and strategize for the upcoming tournament.

Match Simulations as the Focus

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One of the main emphases of the Asia Cup 2023 camp will be match simulations. Since the Indian team hasn't played ODIs as a unit since July 2022, the players will be engaged in several match simulations to prepare themselves for the slow pitches in Kandy and Colombo, where the tournament matches will be held. This will help the team to adapt to the conditions and develop effective strategies accordingly.

During the simulations, the coaching staff will also focus on defining the specific roles of each player. For instance, Ishan Kishan is expected to open the batting for India against Pakistan, with Virat Kohli likely to move down to No. 4. This camp will provide clarity regarding the roles and responsibilities of the players under the guidance of Rahul Dravid and batting coach Vikram Rathour.

The India Squad for Asia Cup

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The India squad for the Asia Cup 2023 includes some of the finest cricketers in the country. Rohit Sharma will lead the team, with Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya as the vice-captain, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, and Prasidh Krishna completing the lineup. Sanju Samson has been named as the traveling stand-by player.

Excitement Builds for IND vs PAK Clash

The Asia Cup 2023 is set to witness some thrilling encounters, with the most anticipated match being between India and Pakistan. Fans all around the world are eagerly waiting for this clash of cricketing titans. The match will showcase the talent and skills of players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who have been at the forefront of Indian cricket for years.

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Key Players to Watch Out For

Apart from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, there are several other players who are expected to shine in the Asia Cup 2023. Suryakumar Yadav's role at No. 6 in the batting lineup is crucial, and his performance will be closely observed. Additionally, young talents like Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan have the opportunity to make their mark on the international stage and prove their worth in high-pressure situations.

Asia Cup 2023 Schedule

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The schedule for the Asia Cup 2023 has been announced, and cricket enthusiasts are eagerly marking their calendars. The tournament will feature matches between the top cricketing nations in the Asian continent, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and the United Arab Emirates. The matches will be held in Kandy and Colombo, with the final scheduled for a later date.

Here is a sneak peek at the Asia Cup 2023 schedule:

  DATE   GROUP STAGE   VENUE
  30-AUG   PAKISTAN v NEPAL   MULTAN, PAK
  31-AUG   BANGLADESH v SRI LANKA   KANDY, SL
  2-SEP    PAKISTAN v INDIA   KANDY, SL
  3-SEP    BANGLADESH v AFGHANISTAN   LAHORE, PAK
  4-SEP   INDIA v NEPAL   KANDY, SL
  5-SEP    AFGHANISTAN v SRI LANKA   LAHORE, PAK

 

  DATE   SUPER 4s   VENUE
  6-SEP    A1 v B2   LAHORE, PAK
  9-SEP    B1 v B2   COLOMBO, SL
  10-SEP    A1 v A2   COLOMBO, SL
  12-SEP    A2 v B1   COLOMBO, SL
  14-SEP   A1 v B1   COLOMBO, SL
  15-SEP    A2 v B2   COLOMBO, SL
  17-SEP    FINAL   COLOMBO, SL


Stay Tuned for More Updates

As the Asia Cup 2023 draws closer, the excitement among cricket fans is reaching its peak. With Team India's training camp underway at the NCA, the players are leaving no stone unturned in their preparation for the tournament. Stay tuned for more updates on the Asia Cup and keep supporting your favorite team as they embark on this thrilling cricketing journey.

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