Shreyas Iyer to wait 10 days for knowing IPL availability


India’s middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer, whose back injury flared up during the Ahmedabad Test against Australia, has been advised rest for ten days. The decision regarding his availability for IPL 2023 is yet to be taken.

According to a report in Cricbuzz, Iyer, who had to pull out of the Ahmedabad Test midway due to a back injury, will have to wait for 10 days to know his exact condition after meeting spine specialist Dr Abhay Nene. The report also states that though the tests conducted on Iyer have not been very encouraging, he has not been officially ruled out of the IPL.

Iyer was dropped from the Ahmedabad Test after his initial scans were found to be not good. After returning to his hometown Mumbai, Iyer consulted Dr. Abhay Nene, who specializes in spine problems at the Lilavati Hospital in Bombay and the city.

Dr Nene is understood to have advised Iyer to go through the usual process of rest and rehab. He has asked Iyer to come after 10 days. According to reports, Iyer will know about his immediate and long-term future in the next few days.

The report also states that Kolkata Knight Riders, which is captained by Iyer, is preparing itself for the situation if Iyer is not available for the competition. Although Sunil Narine is a possible candidate for the captaincy, but in case of Iyer’s non-availability, the franchise can look at other directions as well.


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