Pakistani selectors want to give fresh talent more opportunities to develop, thereby axing him from the squad. There is no place for former captain Shoaib Malik in Pakistan's Asia Cup squad. The all-rounder, who was one of the leading run-getters for Pakistan in the 2018 edition of the Asia Cup
Lasith Malinga, who was one of the veterans in the Lankan team last time around, will not be seen in action in the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup.
Shikhar Dhawan was adjudged the Man of the Series in the 2018 edition of the Asia Cup. However, a lot has changed for the southpaw since then.
Dhoni's last appearance in Indian colors as the veteran keeper-batter announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2020.
Mashrafe Mortaza helped Bangladesh reach the final of the Asia Cup in 2018, with India winning a thrilling encounter. The experienced cricketer retired from the T20I format way back in 2017.