Iyer once again out with an injury,might miss IPL and WTC too

Shreyas Iyer

Due to a recurring back injury, India’s top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against Australia. It is anticipated that he will be sidelined for four to five months. As a consequence of his injury, Iyer may be unable to participate in the upcoming IPL 2023 and crucial WTC final, which is set to take place on June 7, at The Oval. Iyer, who captains the KKR in the IPL, will be sorely missed. The team will need to find a suitable replacement skipper in his absence.

Skipper Rohit Sharma revealed that the scans did not look optimistic for him. The recurring injury appears to have thrown a wrench into Iyer’s plans for the 2022-2023 season. The accomplished batter will strive to make a speedy comeback.

According to a report by The TOI, it has been stated that Iyer is expected to undergo surgery for his persistent back problem. And as a result, he is likely to be unavailable for both the IPL and the World Test Championship final.

KKR will name Iyer replacement soon

KKR are bound to suffer a significant setback in absence of Shreyas Iyer, who is an indispensable member of squad. The franchise will be desperate for his leadership skills in the upcoming tournament.

Having played in 101 IPL matches, Iyer has amassed 2776 runs. He is a vital member in the KKR batting lineup. KKR will not only miss leadership role but also in his explosive batting performances and power-hitting abilities. With Iyer expected to be out of action for several months, Kolkata will need to name a stand-in captain quickly.

Numerous players in KKR’s squad possess the potential to assume the leadership role in the absence of Iyer. Tim Southee, Nitish Rana, and Sunil Narine could be well-equipped to step up as KKR’s captain for the 2023 IPL season.

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