Playing Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul as openers is a formality. Even if KL Rahul failed in both the matches played in the tournament, there is a possibility to give him another chance. And Virat Kohli at No. 3. After that Suryakumar Yadav will come to bat. Hardik Pandya or Rishabh Pant are likely to come in to bat at number five depending on the pace of the match. India rested Hardik Pandya and fielded Rishabh Pant in the match against Hong Kong. Now Hardik Pandya is coming back to the team but there are indications that Rishabh Pant will continue in the team. Dinesh Karthik will bat as a finisher at number seven. It is known that Ravindra Jadeja missed Asia Cup 2022 due to injury.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is going to lead the bowling department. While Arshadeep Singh will share the new ball with him, all-rounder Hardik Pandya will support both of them by bowling from the fifth or sixth over. Chahal will take care of bowling in the middle overs. Ravindra Jadeja assisted him in the last two matches. But now that Jadeja is out of the tournament due to injury, Ashwin will take the responsibilities in his place. Avesh Khan is not expected to play the match against Pakistan due to fever. That paved the way for Ashwin who was on the reserve bench in the last two matches.
Overall.. Ravindra Jadeja and Avesh Khan are going to drop out of the Indian final team that played against Hong Kong.. There are indications that Hardik Pandya and Ashwin will be in the team in their place.
India Final Squad (Estimated): Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuneshwar Kumar, Ashwin, Arshadeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal