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Asia Cup 2022: Head Coach Rahul Dravid recovers from COVID, all set to join team India

Asia Cup 2022, IND vs PAK: Head Coach Rahul Dravid recovers from COID-19, all set to join team India

Jishu Bhattacharya Written By: Jishu Bhattacharya @bh0592 New Delhi Updated on: August 28, 2022 13:18 IST
Rahul Dravid, Asia Cup, Asia Cup 2022
Image Source : PTI Asia Cup 2022: Rahul Dravid at nets with Rishabh Pant

Highlights

  • India plays Pakistan on August 28, 2022 in the first match of Group A in the Asia Cup
  • VVS Laxman was named as the interim head coach for team India
  • Rahul Dravid took over the reins of Indian Cricket after Ravi Shastri stepped down in 2021

IND vs PAK: The much-awaited tournament, the Asia Cup has already begun and was witness to the kind of carnage Afghanistan had on Sri Lanka in the first match of Group B. But as of now, all the eyeballs are set on India and Pakistan, the marquee clash that will be played in the Dubai International Stadium. The ongoing Asia Cup is a dress rehearsal for the upcoming T20I World Cup that will be played in Australia later this year.

India Tv - Rishabh Pant, Asia Cup, Asia Cup 2022

Image Source : PTIRahul Dravid in converstaion with Raishabh Pant

The last time when both these teams clashed, the scenarios were different and so were the people who were in charge and were in power. Virat Kohli was the skipper of the side and cricketer turned broadcaster Ravi Shastri was the head coach of the team. Babar Azam-led Pakistan team inflicted a loss of 10 wickets upon team India which derailed their campaign and dampened their spirits. This loss was the cause of major shift changes in Indian cricket. After the tournament ended, Rohit Sharma was entrusted with the captaincy duties and Rahul Dravid was made the head coach.

With scars of the T20I World Cup still fresh in mind, team India will now want to return the favor to their arch-rivals Pakistan. The Indian contingency faced a major setback when they lost Jasprit Bumrah to a back injury. Before the team could fly out to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), coach Rahul Dravid was down and out with COVID and could not join the team. VVS Laxman was named the interim head coach.

India Tv - Rahul Dravid, Asia Cup, Asia Cup 2022

Image Source : TWITTERRahul Dravid has recovered from COVID and is all set to join team India

As of now, reports have surfaced that head coach Dravid has recovered and has reached UAE to be with team India ahead of this marquee clash.

India’s squad for Asia 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

Pakistan squad for Asia 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

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