Team India player Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series against England. Iyer, who failed to make his mark in the first ODI against England at Pune, hurt his left shoulder while fielding in the eighth over. Down with excruciating pain, the cricketer left the ground and was immediately taken for scans.
BCCI in a medical update had said, “Shreyas Iyer subluxated his left shoulder in the 8th over while fielding. He has been taken for further scans and won’t take any further part in the game. Rohit Sharma was hit on the right elbow while batting and felt some pain later. He won’t take the field.”
UPDATE – Shreyas Iyer subluxated his left shoulder in the 8th over while fielding. He has been taken for further scans and won't take any further part in the game.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 23, 2021
Shreyas Iyer likely to miss several IPL matches
Iyer’s injury means that he is likely to miss a considerable part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that is all set to start from April 9. He is the captain of the Delhi Capitals and had successfully led the team during the last season of IPL. Delhi Capitals ended up being the runners up in the last season of IPL.
According to media reports, the injury of Iyer will take several weeks to heal and the cricketer is likely to undergo surgery on the left shoulder that he has injured thrice since IPL 2020. In case if the cricketer opts for the surgery, his recovery is likely to take a few months.
No impact on team India
Iyer’s absence is unlikely to affect team India that has shown nerves of steel in the last few games against England. Notably, Indian has an option to choose between Suryakumar Yadav and Shubman Gill as a replacement for Iyer.
India has already won the Test and T20 series against England and is leading by 1-0 in the three-match ODI series. The next match between the top two cricketing sides is scheduled on Friday.
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