IND vs AUS: Shreyas Iyer Ruled Out Of Australia ODIs, Confirms India’s Fielding Coach T Dilip

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the ODI series against Australia due to a recurrence of his lower back injury. Iyer did not bat in the second innings of the fourth test against the Australians. Skipper Rohit Sharma will not be available for the first ODI as Hardik Pandya will lead the team in his absence.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Team India’s field manager T Dilip confirmed Shreyas Iyer’s absence from the series. Iyer missed the first Test due to his back injury, played the second and third, and has now aggravated his injury again.

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Injuries are an integral part of the game: T Dilip on Shreyas Iyer

“Injuries are an integral part 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) more updates when we know. India’s field coach Dilip told reporters at his debut press conference.

The Indian think tank is yet to name Shreyas Iyer’s replacement for the ODI series against Australia. There, BCCI has many options including Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Tewatia and Rahul Tripathi to name a few.

Iyer’s lower back problems resurfaced in the fourth Test and the star batsman did not come out to bat for the hosts in the first innings against Australia. Iyer was later ruled out of the fifth Test on the final day of the series decider due to lower back pain.

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KKR sweating over Shreyas Iyer’s fitness

His lower back injury has now put Iyer’s future in jeopardy. LPI 2023 in doubt too. Kolkata Knight Riders will be sweating over their captain’s health concerns. Should he be ruled out of the IPL, KKR will need an experienced Indian player as his replacement with potential leadership experience. Previously, Iyer was also unavailable for the New Zealand ODI series with the same injury. Iyer has amassed 1631 starts in 42 ODIs for Team India.

India’s ODI squad for the Australia series

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan (week), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat

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