Shreyas Iyer dominated out of first Australia Test

ESPNcricinfo has discovered that Iyer, who returned to Bengaluru on Wednesday to get health clearance from the National Cricket Academy (NCA), was instructed he must spend extra time in rehab to get well from the again harm that had dominated him out of the latest ODIs in opposition to New Zealand.

After taking part in the two-Test sequence in Bangladesh in December, Iyer had a swelling in his decrease again for which he was given an injection on the NCA. He was initially anticipated to journey from Bengaluru to Nagpur and be a part of the India squad for his or her preparatory camp for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy beginning on February 2.

Extending Iyer’s rehab is extra of a precautionary step taken by the BCCI medical workers and he’s now anticipated to affix the India squad for the second Test, which begins in Delhi from February 17.

Iyer was one of many contenders for a middle-order batter’s slot together with Shubman Gill and KL Rahul, relying on who opens with Rohit Sharma. He’s performed solely seven Tests to this point, averaging 56.72 at a wholesome strike charge of 65. Iyer started his Test profession with scores of 105 and 65 on debut in opposition to New Zealand in Kanpur in November 2021, and he was India’s second highest run-scorer – 202 in three innings – of their most up-to-date Test sequence in Bangladesh in December final 12 months.

India’s squad for the primary Test in opposition to Australia: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav

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