Chief Selector Explains the Reason Behind the Selection of Iyer

It was quite surprising to see Shreyas Iyer getting a spot in the ODI squad of Team India for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Australia, which is going to start on Friday in Mohali. The right-handed batsman had a complaint about the backspace I'm in last week, after which he was ruled out of the Super 4 match of team India against Pakistan. The same issue barred him from participating in the next face-off against Sri Lanka, and eventually, he missed out on the next two games as well, including the finale against the co-hosts, which India won by 10 wickets.
While addressing a press conference on Monday, chief selector AjitAgarkar gave a brief explanation of Iyer’s health and stated that the 28-year-old is completely fit to be named in the squad for the Australia ODIs.
Agarkar said, "He’s not picked up a stress fracture; otherwise, he wouldn’t be in the squad. He’s fine, whether he’s batting or fielding. At the moment, he’s fit; that’s why we picked him for the squad. We are hopeful that he gets through all these three games."
He further added that ""he’s worked incredibly hard over the last many months to be at this stage, to be fit. Fortunately for him, it wasn’t a massive injury, but he did pick up a niggle. He’ll have to get through these games, and we are hopeful that he will. At the moment, he is fine."


Sep 19, 2023 12:50 PM