New Delhi: Team India will play a three-match ODI series from March 17 after playing the fourth Test against Australia. For the Indian team, this series is important for the ODI World Cup to be held this year. Meanwhile, Team India seems to be getting a big blow. Shreyas Iyer’s playing in the upcoming ODI series against Australia has become doubtful. The middle order batsman could not play in the first innings due to back pain. As per reports, he could be dropped from the ODI series.
Medical team is monitoring
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on the fourth day of the Motera Test that the medical team is monitoring Iyer. Shreyas’s chances of participating in his Indian Premier League (IPL) will be seen. The BCCI statement on Sunday morning said- “Shreyas Iyer complained of pain in his lower back after the third day’s play. He has gone for scans and is being monitored by the BCCI medical team.” According to Cricbuzz, the scan results are not correct. Iyer will seek specialist treatment and undergo further tests.
Shreyas Iyer complained of pain in his lower back following the third day’s play (against Australia). He has gone for scans and the BCCI medical team is monitoring him: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
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will be announced later
Regarding Iyer, the national selectors present in Ahmedabad have been informed about the situation. They will decide whether to retain the batsman in the ODI squad or announce a replacement. They are expected to hold a meeting after the Test is over on Monday. Iyer’s pain started on Saturday evening, when he went in to knock after stumps on the third day. During this knock he felt uneasiness and complained of pain. The back spasm was severe. He could not bat even when the situation demanded.
Iyer was not in the dressing room
As per information, Iyer was not in the dressing room during the fourth day’s play. He was with the medical team and was getting his scans done. His back pain has been a recurring problem which had previously ruled him out of the first Test in Nagpur and the last ODI series against New Zealand. Iyer’s ouster will prove to be a big blow for the Indian team as he averages 46.60 in ODIs. He has so far scored 1631 runs in 42 matches. Which includes 2 centuries and 14 half-centuries.