Asian Games: Schedule of cricket in Asian Games came out, Rituraj’s team will play quarter-final on October 5 

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The Asian Games’ women’s cricket competition will start on September 19 and end on September 26 with the gold and bronze medal matches. The final of the men’s cricket team competition will take place on October 7, two days after the start of the men’s ICC ODI World Cup, on September 28.

The cricket schedule for the Hangzhou Asian Games has been released. Both the men’s and women’s cricket teams of India will play directly in the quarterfinals of the tournament. If the Indian women’s team reaches the final, women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur will be able to play. Harmanpreet will have to sit on the bench in the quarter-finals and semi-finals. He was banned for two matches by the ICC for abusing the umpire in Bangladesh.

If the Indian men’s team manages to qualify for the final, it will have to play three consecutive days of cricket.

On October 5, the Indian men’s cricket team will play its first match as a quarterfinal. After this, the semi-finals will be played on October 6 and the final on October 7. There is every possibility that the Indian men’s team’s quarter-final match could be against Afghanistan and Bangladesh. At the same time, the Indian women’s team will play the quarterfinal match on 22 September. 

September 25 will see the semi-finals, while September 26 will see the gold and bronze medal contests.Due to the ban on Harmanpreet, he will get a chance to play only in the final if Team India reaches the final. The women’s cricket competition will have a total of 14 matches. Whereas, there will be a total 18 matches.In terms of the teams, there will be 14 teams competing in the women’s category and 18 teams competing in the men’s category. Based on the ICC T20 standings as of June 1, 2023, the teams will be seeded.  The seeding of the teams will be based on the ICC T20 rankings as of June 1, 2023. This is how Indian women’s and men’s teams got top seed. At the same time, apart from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have got direct 

entry in the quarter-finals in both men and women. The Pingfeng Cricket Ground of Zhejiang University of Technology will host all cricket matches, including men’s and women’s.

It will be interesting to see when the Indian men’s team reaches the Games Village. According to media reports, the Indian men’s team will not be present in the opening ceremony, as the Indian team’s event will start about two weeksafter that. The women’s team can be present in the opening ceremony. It will also be a matter to be seen whether the Indian team stays at the Games Village or hotel arrangements will be made for them. According to media reports, arrangements can be made for the Indian men’s team to stay in a five-star facility outside the Games Village.

Third time for cricket at the Asian Games: This will be cricket’s third appearance at the Asian Games. India did not send either of its men’s or women’s teams to the Asian Games in 2010 or 2014. Competitions for men’s cricket take place,

Pakistan has won both matches in women’s cricket, while Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have each taken home one gold medal.

There are more IPL players in the Indian men’s team that was selected for the Asian Games. Due to other commitments, BCCI did not send the squad in 2010 or 2014. This season, the men’s competition will take place at the same time as India’s World Cup preparations; hence, senior players won’t be sent to this continental competition.

Indian women’s cricket team schedule for Asian Games 2023 :

•25 September: Quarter-finals

September 26: Final and bronze medal match (if qualified)

Indian men’s cricket team schedule for Asian Games 2023 :

•5 October: Quarter-finals

•6 October : Semi-finals (if qualified)

• 7 October : Final (if qualified)

Men’s team for Asian Games Rituraj: Gaikwad (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Shivam Dubey, Prabhsimran Singh (wicket keeper). Standby players: Yash Thakur, Sai Kishore, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Sai Sudarshan.

Women’s team for Asian Games: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shefali Verma, Jemima Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wicketkeeper), Amanjot Kaur, Devika Vaidya, Anjali Sarwani, Titas Sadhu, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Minnu Mani, Kanika Ahuja, Uma Chhetri (wicket-keeper), Anusha Baredy. Standby players: Harleen Deol, Kashvi Gautam, Sneh Rana, Sayka Ishaq, Pooja Vastrakar.

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