New Delhi. Rinku Singh is known for his explosive batting. While playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2023, the left-handed batsman Rinku hit 5 consecutive sixes in 5 balls. Rinku earned a place in the Indian squad after a brilliant performance in the Indian Premier League and also scored runs in the T20 series against Ireland. He also got the player of the match award in the second match. Team India also captured the series 2-0. The third match of the series was canceled due to rain. After this, Rinku performed brilliantly in the UP T20 League and led the team to the finals. Now the 25-year-old batsman is busy preparing for the Asian Games.
Although Rinku Singh’s team Meerut Mavericks lost to Kashi Rudras in the final of the UP T20 League, he performed well. Rinku hit 16 sixes and also scored 234 runs in the T20 league. His strike rate during this period was also superb. If we look at Uttar Pradesh’s Rinku’s overall T20 record, so far he has scored 1806 runs at an average of 31 in 82 innings from 91 matches. Has scored 10 half-centuries. 79 runs is the best performance. The strike rate is 142. He has also hit 83 sixes.
14 teams are participating in the games
This is the third time cricket has been included in the Asian Games, but the Indian men’s and women’s cricket teams are entering the Games for the first time. As for the men’s category, a total of 14 teams are participating. Team India will directly enter the quarter finals. Rituraj Gaekwad has been named the captain of the Indian team for the Asian Games. That means Indian team has to win 3 matches to win gold medal. Cricket matches are scheduled to be held in China from September 27 to October 7. The ODI World Cup is also starting from October 5. Because of this BCCI has sent a completely different team for the games. However, at the last moment fast bowler Shivam Mavi was out due to injury. Akash Deep has been replaced by it. Apart from this, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh will also want to leave their mark in the Asian Games.
Cricket was also ranked in 2010 and 2014
Talking about the history of Asian Games, cricket was also included earlier in 2010 and 2014. In 2010, the Bangladesh team managed to win the gold medal in the men’s category. Afghanistan got silver medal and Pakistan got bronze medal. In 2014, the Sri Lankan team was successful in winning the gold medal. Afghanistan won the silver medal and Bangladesh team managed to win the bronze medal. This time Team India under the leadership of Ruturaj Gaekwad will try for a medal in the Asian Games.
Indian team for Asian Games
Yashshwi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Verma, Rituraj Gaikwad (captain), Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Shivam Dubey, Prabhasimran Singh (wicketkeeper) , sky lamp.
First published: September 18, 2023, 08:08 IST