Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the last match of the India-Australia Test series due to a back injury and then could not play the ODI series as well. Now he is also out of IPL 2023 season.
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New Delhi: Most of the players of the Indian cricket team have now joined their respective IPL teams for the next two months. With the new season starting on March 31, everyone’s focus will be on winning the tournament. There are some players for whom this season ended even before it started and in such a situation, they are trying to keep themselves fit. Team India’s star batsman Shreyas Iyer is also among them, who was supposed to be with his team Kolkata Knight Riders at this time, but had to go to Bangalore.
Right-handed batsman Shreyas Iyer, who was ruled out of the fourth Test between India and Australia due to a back injury, is almost completely out of IPL 2023. In his absence, KKR has appointed Nitish Rana as the acting captain, who will lead the team this season. Although, KKR hopes that Shreyas will be able to return in the middle of the season, but this does not seem to be happening.
WTC Final target, preparing to inject
Even Shreyas himself now aims to be fit for the World Test Championship final to be held in June. This is the reason that he has now directly reached Bangalore, where he will work on the further process under the supervision of the medical team of the National Cricket Academy. According to the report of Cricbuzz, Indian batsmen have reached NCA on Wednesday, March 29, where their arrival was already decided. He will now take an injection for his back pain on Thursday, March 30, after which it will be decided how long he has to stay in NCA and how to proceed.
consent to defer surgery
It has been told in the report that apart from the officials in NCA, Shreyas has also met the specialist doctor. Shreyas has already decided that he will not take the path of surgery for the time being and will try to regain fitness through rehabilitation. NCA officials are also with him in this matter and everyone believes that the surgery can be avoided for the time being as he may be out for several months due to the surgery, which will make it difficult to play till the WTC and then the World Cup.