Shreyas Iyer likely to be out of ODI series, The team management came under the scanner


In the last match of the Border-Gavaskar Test series being played between India and Australia, there are reports of injury to Indian team’s middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer, due to which he could not come to bat in the first innings. The Australian team had scored 480 runs while batting first, in response to which the Indian team scored 571 runs and took a lead of 91 runs.

According to reports, Shreyas Iyer complained of back pain to the team management on Saturday after which he was taken for a scan. No official information has yet come from the BCCI about the injury, but if sources are to be believed, his back injury has resurfaced.

The news of Iyer’s injury has once again raised questions on the strategy of the Indian team and the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to manage the injury of players. There is a possibility that Iyer may not play in the three-match ODI series against Australia starting from March 17 in Mumbai.

On Saturday, when Iyer was feeling uncomfortable due to back pain, Ravindra Jadeja was sent to bat at number five after Gill was dismissed. Iyer did not even come to the ground on Sunday as he was not in a position to bat.

A former national selector told news agency PTI on the condition of anonymity, “It could be a case of injury arising due to fielding around 170 overs during Australia’s innings.” But I do not understand why the mandatory rule of playing at least one domestic match was not applied to Iyer.


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