Shreyas Iyer, an Indian batsman, has complained of lower back pain and has been given a scan, according to a statement from the BCCI. Iyer missed the first match in Nagpur due to a back injury, and he also missed the white-ball series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand before. He made a comeback during the second Test in Delhi.
Iyer wasn’t brought out to bat in his usual number five spot on Saturday, and Jadeja was sent there instead, raising questions about what happened to him: is he hurt, or was that just a tactical play by India?
However, the BCCI clarified the situation by issuing the following statement: “During the third day of play, Shreyas Iyer complained of lower back soreness. He underwent scans, and the BCCI Medical Team is keeping an eye on him.”
According to the statement, it is yet unknown when Iyer will be available to bat on day four of the last Ahmedabad Test in the first innings. India needs to win this Test match in order to punch their ticket directly to the finals because they haven’t yet qualified for the WTC final and don’t want to rely on New Zealand to do it for them.
Iyer’s absence could hinder India’s progress going forward, even though they are now attempting to surpass Australia’s first-inning total with century-maker Virat Kohli and the man-in-form with the bat Axar Patel at the crease. Iyer’s aggressive style would have been more effective had India accelerated their batting and gained any significant advantage over Australia on this surface with only one day remaining for the outcome to be announced.
Returning to the current Test, former India captain Virat Kohli just reached his 75th international cricket century, which was his first in more than three years and his 28th Test century overall.
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