Following a back ailment last year, Shreyas Iyer had surgery.
Shreyas Iyer has complained of back and groin issues, therefore it’s likely that he will miss the final three Test matches between India and England. Iyer, a forward defense player, is said to have complained of groin pain and stiffness in his back. This really doubted his ability to play in the remaining England series.
“Iyer has reported to the medical staff and management of the Indian team that he experiences pain in his groin when playing forward defence, and that he gets stiff backs after playing more than thirty balls.” He has been told to take it easy for a few weeks as this is a first for him after surgery. Later, he’ll go to NCA,” an insider informed The Indian Express.
Sources suggest that Iyer will be heading to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore for further tests and this would keep him out of contention for a place in the India squad. However, there is a good chance of him getting fit in time for the Indian Premier League (IPL). Last year, Iyer missed the cash-rich league as he was recuperating from his back injury.
Who replaces Shreyas Iyer?
The Mumbai batsman has not been in terrific nick in recent seasons in red-ball cricket. In his last eight innings in Test cricket, Iyer has scored just 145 runs at an average of 20.71. The right-handed batter would not have had an easy time maintaining his spot in the starting lineup.
On Friday, February 9, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is anticipated to reveal the team for the final three Test matches. With the third Test set to begin in Rajkot on February 15, the five-match Test series is now poised at a thrilling 1-1.