VIVO IPL 2021: Team India’s and Delhi Capitals (DC) young batsman Shreyas Iyer has been granted clearance from the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Bangalore to take part in competitive cricket following a comprehensive recovery of his shoulder injury.
Iyer will join his IPL franchise Delhi Capitals (DC) for the second leg of the Vivo IPL 2021, set to be staged in the UAE from September 19.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was handed the leadership reins of DC after Iyer was injured and has led the team impressively. DC is ranked one in the points table of the Vivo IPL 2021 after eight matches.
It will be interesting to see if Delhi management gives back the captaincy role to Iyer once again after returning back from the shoulder injury.
The 26-years old cricketer sustained a shoulder injury during an ODI match between India and England following which he was ruled out for at least six months. Iyer underwent shoulder surgery in the UK in April.
As per the report of NCA, Iyer is completely fit to undergo intense cricketing action after completion of his rehab program.
“Yes, NCA has issued a fit certificate to Shreyas. He stayed in Bengaluru at the NCA for a week and his final assessment has happened few days back. Based on all medical and physical parameters, he is now ready to play matches.
“This couldn’t have happened at a better time with India’s T20 World Cup campaign in two months time,” a senior BCCI source told PTI on the condition of anonymity.
It is worth noting that Iyer was also seen playing football in an all-star friendly match in Mumbai along with MS Dhoni and few other Bollywood stars.