Shreyas Iyer ruled out of ODI series against Australia, confirms India’s fielding coach | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: India suffered a major blow as Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series against Australia due to recurrence of lower-back injury, fielding coach T Dilip officially confirmed on Wednesday.
“Injuries are a part and parcel of the game. We have the best medical facilities and they are well-equipped… We are in coordination (with NCA). Shreyas ruled out of this series. (We will be able to provide) further update as and when we know,” India’s fielding coach T Dilip told the media in his debut press conference.
After recovering from a back injury, Iyer made his comeback during the Test series against Australia but experienced a relapse in his back pain in the fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad.

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As a result, Iyer was taken for scans by BCCI’s medical team with the message being relayed that the batsman was being monitored. Iyer did not bat in India’s only innings at Ahmedabad, wherein they finished at a strong 571 bolstered by Virat Kohli‘s 186.
He is currently back in NCA for extensive rehabilitation but it couldn’t be confirmed whether he would also require surgery like Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna.
The injury is expected to keep Iyer out of action for at least the first half of the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League, which begins on March 31. Iyer is the designated captain of two-time title winners Kolkata Knight Riders and it seems they will be in search of a new leader.
(With PTI Inputs)

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