Shreyas Iyer’s participation in the IND vs AUS ODI series remains doubtful (AP Photo)
Rohit Sharma offers positive update on Shreyas Iyer’s back issue ahead of 3-match ODI series against Australia
Team India played out a high-scoring draw with Australia in Ahmedabad and thus the Border Gavaskar Trophy went in favor of the visitors as they won 2-1.
Rohit Sharma and co have also sealed their place in the final of the World Test Championship where they will once again clash with Australia, however, Shreyas Iyer has suffered a major setback with an injury during the fourth Test.
Iyer’s recurring back problems saw him miss the first Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy and the middle-order batsman did not come out to bat during India’s first innings in Ahmedabad, after which the BCCI confirmed that Iyer was due to lower back pain.
Speaking at his post-match press conference after India won the series 2–1, Indian captain Rohit Sharma revealed that Iyer had undergone scans on his back, although the injury did not look good.
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“Poor guy. It was just such an unfortunate incident. He had to wait the whole day to bat and then when the day was over, his back problem came back again. He was sent to the hospital for scans. I don’t know the exact report of the scan, but it seems he is not doing well,” Rohit told reporters.
The Indian skipper further said that he did not know for how long Shreyas Iyer could be sidelined, but he hoped that the latter would be fully fit soon.
“Obviously, that’s why he’s not here, so we don’t know how long it will take him to recover or when he’ll be back. When it happened, it didn’t feel so good. I hope he recovers soon and comes back to play again,” the 35-year-old said.
Earlier, Iyer could not play even in the ODI series against New Zealand and it is doubtful that he will play in the upcoming ODI series against Australia.
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While the 28-year-old didn’t get a chance to bat during the Fourth Test, he scored 0 and 26 in the Third Test in Indore, while managing a total of 4 and 12 in the Delhi Test.
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