The Asia Cup 2022 in the UAE is to begin on August 27, while Team India has to face Pakistan on August 28 in its first match.
The Indian team will leave for Dubai on August 20.
Image Credit source: BCCI
After waiting for four years, the Asia Cup is finally going to happen. The tournament is scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates from 27 August. The schedule of the tournament has been revealed and on August 28, India and Pakistan will clash in the second match, on which all eyes are on. The teams have been announced and now just waiting for the teams to reach UAE and prepare. When Team India will go, how it will prepare, it has been decided and it will start with the fitness test.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a 15-member squad for the Asia Cup 2022, with 3 players going as standbys. The Indian team will camp in the UAE a week in advance to acclimatise itself to the UAE conditions and prepare for the tournament. According to the reports, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India will leave for the host country on August 20 itself and then camp there and carry out the preparations.
There will be a gathering in NCA on August 18
However, the entire Team India, including captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, will have to undergo a fitness test before leaving. Before any doubts come to mind, let us tell you that this fitness test is part of the process and after any break the players have to go through it before the new tour. In a report by InsideSport, a BCCI official said,
The Indian team will assemble at the NCA (National Cricket Academy, Bangalore) on August 18 and undergo a fitness test, which is mandatory upon return from the break as per the protocol. The players will leave for Dubai on August 20 and a short camp will be held before the match against Pakistan.
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