India’s middle-over batsman Shreyas Iyer has been shortlisted in a 45 member squad picked by Mumbai Cricket Association. Shreyas Iyer remains on track to making an international comeback after being on the sidelines due to a shoulder injury. The right-handed batsman could feature in the second half of IPL 2021 in the UAE.
Shreyas Iyer suffered a shoulder injury against England in March and has not played since. He also missed the first leg of the IPL which happened in India. Rishabh Pant replaced the 26-year old as the skipper of the Delhi Capitals, which topped the first half of the tournament this year.
Shreyas Iyer’s participation in the IPL is still subject to him being fully fit. Shreyas Iyer still remains in the hunt for the T20I world cup which is at the end of the IPL. Furthermore, with Rishabh Pant being successful in his maiden captaincy stint, it remains to be seen if Iyer gets his captaincy position back.
But MCA’s announcement augurs well for the Mumbai-born cricketer, at least in terms of returning to the Capitals’ squad.
“The schedule of the fitness camp will be announced in due course of time” MCA said in a release on its website.
Selected players for MCA fitness camp: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw, Dhaval Kulkarni, Shivam Dube, Aditya Tare, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Siddhesh Lad, Aakarshit Gomel, Pragnesh Kanpillewar, Divyansh Saxena, Chinmay Sutar, Arman Jaffer, Suved Parkar, Bhupen Lalwani, Hardik Tamore, Akash Parkar, Aman Khan, Shubham Ranjane, Sujit Nayak, Sairaj Patil, Prasad Pawar, Shams Mulani, Atharva Ankolekar, Dhrumil Matkar, Shreyas Gurav, Tanush Kotian, Ankush Jaiswal, Shashank Attarde, Prashant Solanki, Parikshit Valsangkar, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Awasthi