Shreyas Iyer to be dropped from World Cup 2023 squad to be replaced by… Gautam Gambhir Says This

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India won the Asia Cup 2023 by defeating Sri Lanka by 10 wickets. Ahead of the World Cup 2023 starting next month, India has given a new edge to its preparations. However, middle order batsman Shreyas Iyer’s fitness is still a concern. Iyer returned to the Indian team after a long time but could only play in two matches in the Asia Cup. Iyer scored 14 runs against Pakistan in the group stage and did not bat against Nepal. Subsequently, Iyer had to sit out other matches due to back stiffness. Iyer had previously been out of the squad since March due to a stress fracture in his lower back. He also underwent surgery and did not play in IPL 2023, WTC final and West Indies series.

Former legendary opening batsman Gautam Gambhir He feels that Iyer will be dropped from India’s World Squad 2023 due to his poor fitness and will be replaced by another player. “It is a matter of concern,” Gambhir said on Star Sports. Iyer was out for such a long time and then returned for the Asia Cup. He played one match and then went unfit. I don’t think the team management will pick him for such a big tournament after this. You will see in the coming days that Iyer will not be part of the World Cup squad, someone else will take his place. You should always go to the World Cup with fit players.

Gambhir further said, “If Iyer is not fit for this tournament (Asia Cup), it is very difficult for him to be a part of the World Cup due to injury.” Also, we don’t even know what its form is now. His form was 7-8 months ago after which he came to bat in only one match. This is unfortunate.” Gambhir says the team management should raise questions with the National Cricket Academy (NCA) if Iyer has a back problem again. “If there are questions to raise, ask the NCA because he was there for many months,” he said. He got permission to play there. Who knows, maybe it was approved early?

However, the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma Says Iyer is 99 percent fine and his injury is not a concern for the World Cup. “I know what’s going on with Shreyas. He wasn’t available for this match (final). There were certain parameters for him to tick. I think he fulfilled the most,” Rohit said in a press conference after winning the Asia Cup. done. About him today. I’d say he’s 99% fine now and looking good. He batted, he fielded for a long time before we came today, he was on the field. So he’s looking good now. . So I don’t think it’s a concern for us.”

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