World Cup 2023: Shreyas Iyer’s injury becomes a puzzle, eyes on Tilak Verma and Suryakumar Yadav

Shreyas Iyer The fitness of has increased the concern of the Indian team management. to shreyas asia cup Was included in the team, but he could not play after two initial matches. He has a cramp in his back. At the same time, KL Rahul has made a great comeback after injury. He has also scored an unbeaten century against Pakistan. Shreyas is also a part of the ODI World Cup team. But his fitness still remains a mystery. Now in the mind of the team management, someone else’s name must be floating in place of Shreyas for the World Cup.

Shreyas can play in Asia Cup final

Before the Asia Cup Super 4 match against Bangladesh on Friday and the subsequent big final on Sunday, right-handed batsman Shreyas Iyer took part in an optional practice session on Thursday. Before facing the throwdown experts, Iyer spent a lot of time with strength and conditioning coach Soham Desai. Reports from journalists present in Colombo were mixed.

Shreyas Iyer is not playing even against Bangladesh

Some people suggested that he would be available for selection in the match against Bangladesh. However, another senior journalist felt that Iyer was showing some stiffness in his back and he would not be selected for the match against Bangladesh. It happened exactly the same. Iyer has also been rested against Bangladesh. Iyer played against Pakistan and Nepal in the group stage, but missed the Super 4 matches against Babar’s team and Sri Lanka due to back spasms.

Shreyas got injured during Border-Gavaskar Trophy

He suffered a back injury during a practice session a few minutes before the match against Pakistan in Colombo. Iyer had undergone back surgery after getting injured again during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at home against Australia. He was kept away from the game for almost six months before making a comeback in the Asia Cup. Iyer is an integral part of India’s World Cup plans, so his never-ending back problem will keep the think tank worried.

Tilak Verma got a chance to make ODI debut

Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid gave Iyer some extra time to recover and tried Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav in the match against Bangladesh. Tilak Verma got a chance to debut in ODI. Kishan has been impressive in ODIs so far, while Suryakumar’s figures have been quite disappointing in this format. Today it will be interesting to see what Surya is able to do in the absence of Virat Kohli.

Increased concern of the selection committee

The BCCI selection committee is also expected to announce the squad for the upcoming Australia series during this week. If there is doubt over Iyer’s fitness then the selectors will have to take a decision because these three ODIs are the last chance to decide the playing eleven before the World Cup. For Iyer’s replacement, there is a greater possibility that Tilak Verma may be preferred.

Tilak Verma joins the race

A report by news agency PTI said that Tilak, being a left-handed player, will probably participate in this race. Tilak is practicing vigorously in the nets whenever he gets a chance during the Asia Cup. This left-handed batsman made his T20 debut in West Indies, and he also got a chance to make his ODI debut against Bangladesh. Now it will be interesting to see how Tilak bats. He is also bowling regularly in the nets. In such a situation, he can also play the role of all-rounder for the team.

The bowling coach said this

India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey had already said that both Suryakumar and Tilak are ready to play. We have been working on it since the Under-19 level. If he gets a chance to bowl one or two overs (during the match), we will be happy. He is an option, especially against left-handed batsmen. If we are able to do this then he is ready to play it, even Surya is ready for the match.

2023 World Cup India Squad

  • Rohit Sharma (Captain)

  • Shubhman Gill

  • Virat Kohli

  • Shreyas Iyer

  • Ishaan Kishan

  • KL Rahul

  • Hardik Pandya (Vice-Captain)

  • Suryakumar Yadav

  • Ravindra Jadeja

  • Akshar Patel

  • Shardul Thakur

  • Jasprit Bumrah

  • Mohammed Shami

  • Mohammad Siraj

  • Kuldeep Yadav.

Team India’s match schedule

  • 08 October: India vs Australia, Chennai

  • 11 October: India vs Afghanistan, New Delhi

  • 14 October: India vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad

  • 19 October: India vs Bangladesh, Pune

  • 22 October: India vs New Zealand, Dharamsala

  • 29 October: India vs England, Lucknow

  • 02 November: India vs Sri Lanka, Mumbai

  • 05 November: India vs South Africa, Kolkata

  • 12 November: India vs Netherlands, Bengaluru