Mumbai have suffered a massive blow ahead of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with their star player Shreyas Iyer likely to miss the campaign owing to an injury. Incidentally, the domestic season will commence with the T20 in January next year with IPL 2021 auction in focus.
Meanwhile, Iyer was suffering from an injury in the shoulder during the limited-overs leg of the Australian tour. He was a part of the Indian squad for the ODI and T20I series in Australia. In the three 50-overs matches, the right-hander managed scores of two, 38 and 19, depicting that he wasn’t quite at his very best. Shreyas Iyer featured in the first two T20Is before being benched for the dead rubber.
Shreyas Iyer unlikely to play Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
The young batsman copped up a blow during an IPL game against Rajasthan Royals. However, he recovered well in time to take his side to the finals before losing to Mumbai Indians. That injury has resurfaced once again while fielding during the second ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He continued playing but cut down on his batting time in the nets.
As per reports in Mid-day, Shreyas Iyer, who was named the skipper for Mumbai side for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is set to undergo rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. He has been in Dubai after the conclusion of the ODIs and T20Is in Australia. His participation remains in doubt for the domestic T20 competition.
Meanwhile, ahead of the tournament, four teams will be playing practice matches at the BKC Ground and Wankhede Stadium from December 21 to December 25. Mumbai cricket has undergone quite a few changes in recent times. They recently appointed former batter Amit Pagnis as their coach for the 2020-21 season.