Shreyas Iyer walks back after being dismissed in the third Test against Australia (AP Photo)
Shreyas Iyer is reportedly set to miss India’s upcoming ODI series against Australia and may even sit out some matches of IPL 2023
In a major setback for Team India, Shreyas Iyer is likely to miss the upcoming ODI series against Australia due to his back injury, which ruled him out of the fourth Test in Ahmedabad.
Rohit Sharma’s men retained the Border Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth time in a row with a 2-1 win after India and Australia played out a high-scoring draw on Monday. Narendra Modi Stadium.
Iyer did not come out to bat during India’s first innings and is likely to be ruled out of the upcoming ODI series which begins on March 17 in Mumbai.
As per a report in the Indian Express, Iyer might also sit out some matches of the IPL 2023 campaign, which could come as a big blow for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
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As per the same report, Iyer is currently struggling to walk and specialist doctors have been consulted by the BCCI for the matter.
For the unversed, Iyer missed the first Test and the ODIs against New Zealand due to his back injury.
Now that Iyer has been sidelined due to the same issue, the doctors in consultation with the BCCI will decide whether the cricketer will undergo surgery or not. If the 28-year-old goes under the knife, he could be sidelined for quite some time.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma’s assessment of Iyer’s injury during the post-match press conference also indicated that the middle-order batsman could be out for a while.
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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.
“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.”
Iyer was at the NCA, undergoing rehab for his back problem before joining Team India in Delhi for the second Test. Now that his chances of participating in the ODI series look bleak, the target will be to return to full fitness ahead of the World Test Championship final in June.
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