In the World Cup year, Indian Cricket Team have been dealt with quite a few blows as many of their star players are nursing injury and there’s still no clarity if they will be back for the tournament or not. This has been concerning for the team as without their star players, it’ll be difficult for them to turn up.
One of the key players that is absent from the team for a while now is Shreyas Iyer. The batter complained of back pain during the Test series against Australia earlier this year and since then has been out of action, missing IPL as well as the ICC WTC Final.
Shreyas Iyer underwent surgery for his back and has been going well in his recovery process. The batter has resumed batting in the nets but there’s no clarity about when he will return. BCCI also provided an update about his fitness, saying that he has resumed batting.
It was expected that Shreyas Iyer would make a return to the team through the T20I series against Ireland, which is marking Jasprit Bumrah’s comeback as well. But this wasn’t the case and he wasn’t named in the team. As per the reports BCCI have said that rushing him into international action straight away with the Asia Cup could be a premature decision.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma provides huge update about Shreyas Iyer’s comeback
Amid all this, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has provided an update about Shreyas Iyer. The senior during the launch of his cricket academy in the USA said that the middle-order batter is on the track to full fitness and they are keeping their fingers crossed for the World Cup.
“Shreyas Iyer is on the track to full fitness, so fingers crossed for World Cup”. Rohit Sharma said.
Since the last year, Shreyas Iyer has been the backbone of the Indian team in the ODIs. He has been one of the best batters for the team and has bailed them out of trouble many times. He will be extremely crucial for India going into the World Cup.