Looking at the preparations for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023, the Indian team has performed excellently in the Asia Cup 2023 so far. However, there has also been increased tension in the team and that is Shreyas Iyer’s fitness problem. Shreyas Iyer, who is returning to international cricket after a long gap, was expected to be fully fit now but he was ruled out of the Asia Cup Super 4 match against Pakistan due to a back spasm. He fell.
Shreyas Iyer had the chance to play two matches in the 2023 Asia Cup. Both games were group games, one against Pakistan and the other against Nepal. While Iyer scored only 14 runs while batting against Pakistan, he didn’t get a chance to bat in the game against Nepal.
Shreyas Iyer’s back spasm problem has definitely increased the Indian team’s concerns ahead of the upcoming 2023. In such a situation, the team has very little time left to find his replacement. For this reason, Tilak Verma’s debut was also seen by Team India in the Asia Cup match against Bangladesh.
Going into the match against Bangladesh, everyone expected Shreyas Iyer to return to the field fully fit, but the team management decided not to play him in that match too. The BCCI’s medical bulletin on Iyer said that they did not want to take any risks with him and therefore decided not to play Iyer in the match against Bangladesh.