India’s premier T20 pacer Harshal Patel is set to miss the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 due to a side strain. Harshal is part of India’s squad for the ongoing five-match T20 series against the West Indies. However, he has not played a single game in the series. Rib injury had kept the India right-arm quick out of selection. This also means that Indian team mangement could look at Arshdeep Singh as his replacement. Both the bowlers provide similar kinds of skills.
According to reports, Harshal Patel is set to miss the Asia Cup & is also doubtful for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.#HarshalPatel #AsiaCup2022 #T20WorldCup #CricketTwitter #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/EySBKAs9fK
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India is set to announce the squad for Asia Cup 2022 on Monday, August 8. Harshal’s side strain injury puts him in danger for the T20 WC as well. The injury needs four to six weeks of rest and rehab. Harshal will join the NCA for rehab. Harshal has not played a single game since July 10 when he featured in a game against England at Nottingham. The right-arm pacer has played 17 T20Is for Team India. Deepak Chahar is also another option in place of Harshal. Deepak is set to make India comeback after recovering from a hamstring injury. He has been out of the side since February. He will feature in the three-match ODI series in August.