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KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are in focus as India begins their preparation in Bengaluru for the Asia Cup 2023

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The Asia Cricket Cup of this season is slated to begin on August 30, and the Men in Blue have started their preparations right now. Presently, they will attend the six-day habituation camp at the Karnataka State Cricket Association [KSCA]’s 3 Ovals Campus in Alur. Presently, KL Rahul’s fitness is closely observed, as the stump and batsman are on injury alert, and he will miss his starting games in the Asia Cup 2023. 

The six-day camp is being conducted to know the fitness ratio of the players and arrange the backup players before the start of the series. Ajit Agarkar, the head selector, acknowledged the emergence of a fresh ache and said Sanju Samson was waiting in the wings and would only be given the chance if Rahul was unable to play. However, given that NCA staff members have expressed their satisfaction with his batting and wicket-keeping techniques, it is anticipated that the Mangalore-born athlete will recuperate fully before the Super Four. 

Currently, Shreyas Iyer is also receiving attention. The middle-order batter was questionable for the Continental Cup because he missed a lot of games recently due to a back problem. He put in a lot of work at NCA, though, and is now fully fit again in time to join the Asia Cup team. 

Despite this, the cricketer’s time in the Alur camp will be crucial because the selectors have included Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma in the mix, which puts pressure on Shreyas to secure a berth in the starting XI. 

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