New Delhi. Rinku Singh, who performed strongly with the bat in IPL 2023, finally got a place in Team India. He has been given a place in India’s 15-member team for the Asian Games. He has succeeded in making a place in the Indian team for the first time. Recently, when Rinku was not included in the 5-match T20 series against the West Indies, many questions were being raised. The Asian Games are to be played in China from 28 September to 8 October. At the same time, the ODI World Cup will start from 5 October. For this reason, senior players have been kept away from the Games. 1 Rituraj Gaikwad has been made the captain of the Indian team for the Asian Games. He is also being described as the future captain of the IPL team Chennai Super Kings.
Rinku Singh, playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2023, gave the team a thrilling victory by hitting 5 sixes in 5 consecutive balls in the 20th over in a match against Gujarat Titans. He did amazing batting in the 16th season of the T20 league. KKR has also congratulated Rinku on his selection in Team India. He wrote on social media, Rinku – India’s own child. Rinku can also go on Ireland tour before Asian Games. In August, the team has to play a 3-match T20 series there. The team for the tour has not been announced yet.
The team is entering the Games for the first time
Team India is entering the Asian Games for the first time. Earlier, cricket was also included in the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games, but then the BCCI decided not to send the team. Matches are to be played in the games on the basis of T20 format. The tournament is to be held in China. From wicket-keeper batsman Jitesh Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh have been successful in making a place in the team for the first time. Both the players shone in IPL 2023.
strike rate of 141
The T20 record of 25-year-old Rinku Singh of UP is excellent. He has so far scored 1768 runs in 89 matches with the help of 10 half-centuries. 79 runs is the best performance. The strike rate is 141, which is excellent in terms of T20. Has hit 139 fours and 80 sixes. Rinku has also scored 7 centuries in first class cricket. At the same time, he has played the best innings of 104 runs in List-A cricket.
However, Deepak Hooda, who has appeared in the T20 World Cup from Team India, has not got a place in the 15-member team. He has been included in the reserve team. Similarly, all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer has also been kept as a reserve. Iyer also scored a century in IPL 2023.
Indian team for Asian Games
Rituraj Gaikwad (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Shivam Dubey, Prabhsimran Singh (wicket keeper).
Stand By: Yash Thakur, Sai Kishore, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda and Sai Sudarshan.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 15, 2023, 06:20 IST