The upcoming Asia Games are going to be exciting for cricket fans as they will be witnessing the cricket action in the major sports events. The format in which the tournament will be played is T20I which is the most entertaining format of the game. There will be both men’s and women’s tournaments in Hangzhou, China.
Interestingly, cricket was included in the Asian Games in 2010 and 2014 but it wasn’t part of it in 2018. The much-awaited men’s T20 cricket tournament will kick off on September 27 and conclude on October 7. The Indian Cricket Board has already announced India‘s squad for the tournament.
India’s young cricketer Rinku Singh has gotten a chance to represent his team on the grand stage. While Ruturaj Gaikwad will be seen leading the team. Rinku recently talked about Gaikwad and said that they believe in his captaincy. “we have a talented captain in Ruturaj Gaikwad bhai. We believe in him! I’m confident we’ll win the Gold in the Asian Games”. Rinku was quoted as saying by Times of India.
I am quite used to playing at No.5 and No.6: Rinku Singh
Rinku also talked about batting in the middle order and said that he is used to playing at the no. 5 or 6 position. Rinku said that he trains himself keeping in mind what position he is going to play.
“I am quite used to playing at No.5 and No.6 and have been playing at this position for a long time now. Ever since I have been playing for Uttar Pradesh, I have been playing at that number. Phase matches mai batting aati hai, to idea ho gaya hai kaise khelte hai. I train keeping my position in mind. When I practice at KKR academy under Abhishek Nayar sir, I keep that in mind and he helps me a lot with my batting. He helps me work on my breathing and how to keep focus in tough situations.”
India men’s cricket squad for the 19th Asian Games: Ruturaj Gaikwad (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Shivam Dube, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Akash Deep.