The 26-year-old forward is one of the five players to have been retained in a new-look Indian team. India, world No 70, is in Group A with Japan (8), South Korea (19) and New Zealand (36).
The Saudis won Sunday's match comfortably and finished with two wins while India ended second in the three-team group with one win and one defeat.
The Indian squad had a lengthy camp in a bio-bubble in Bengaluru, working on various aspects of the game under Matic.
They are placed in Group H of the qualifying tournament, which also includes Palestine and Saudi Arabia. Top two teams are set to qualify for the 16-nation tournament, scheduled in Indonesia next yea
It was on this day in 2010, India thrashed Sri Lanka by 81 runs to lift their fifth Asia Cup title after a gap of 15 years.
ACC said it would only be feasible for this edition of the tournament to be held in 2023 as there is already an Asia Cup in 2022 and dates for the same will be confirmed in due course.
Jeakson drew praise for his composure on the ball, ability to break up play, slot in as a centre-back when needed and even pop up with the odd goal.
With Asia Cup 2021 set to be officially postponed, it is now emerging that the tournament will be played in consecutive years -- 2022 and 2023.
With all the teams planning for their FTPs for the next two years, the continental showpiece might only find a slot after the 2023 ICC 50-over World Cup.
It was on this date, 35 years ago, when Javed Miandad struck a final ball six to defeat India in the finals of the Austral-Asia Cup.
The 1995 Asia Cup was played in a round-robin tournament where each team played the other once, and the top two teams qualified for the finals.
Mani informed that Sri Lanka will host the Asia Cup in 2022, ruling out any chances of the continental event being staged this year in June.
It was Tendulkar's 49th and final century in ODI cricket and, interestingly, only his first against Bangladesh in the format.
India's injury woes compounded as Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur join Hardik Pandya in Asia Cup pull-out list
Deepak Chahar has replaced Pandya in the squad, Ravindra Jadeja will come in for Axar, while Siddharth Kaul will be flown in as reinforcement for Shardul, the BCCI confirmed on Thursday.
On whether the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli is an opportunity for players like him, as suggested by former skipper Kapil Dev, Jadhav said the observation is not completely off the mark.