The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released a new update regarding the injury of India’s middle-order star batsman.
Due to a back strain,shreyas Iyer couldn’t play in India’s Super Four match against Pakistan. During the Asia Cup, this Mumbai batsman made a comeback to the team. He suffered a dislocated shoulder and subsequent surgery has kept him away from cricket for the past few months.
He participated in the tournament twice but only batted once in the Group A match against Pakistan, scoring just 14 runs before getting caught at midwicket off Harris Rauf’s delivery.
UPDATE – Shreyas Iyer is feeling better but is yet to fully recover from back spasm. He has been adviced rest by the BCCI Medical Team and has not travelled with the team to the stadium today for India's Super 4 match against Sri Lanka.#AsiaCup2023 pic.twitter.com/q6yyRbVchj
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 12, 2023
Shreyas Iyer Reveals Details of His Comeback Journey
The update mentions that while Iyer is feeling better, he hasn’t fully recovered from the back strain. The medical team has advised him rest. Consequently, the batsman won’t be able to play in India’s Super Four clash during the Asia Cup.
Iyer’s presence is crucial for India’s batting lineup, and his possible solution to the dilemma of number four. He has played 21 innings at this position, amassing 819 runs at an average of 45.5.
In an interview with BCCI, Iyer had stated that he was focusing on the present, “I’m happy where I am. I’m taking it day by day. I’m ticking all the boxes right now. I’m extremely happy to be here and hugging everyone every moment.”
In his absence, KL Rahul took charge of batting at number four against Pakistan and played a match-winning innings of 111* runs. This was Rahul’s return to the team after a long absence due to injury.