Shreyas Iyer who was ruled out of the last two ODIs against England after hurting his left shoulder will undergo surgery as per reports in Sports Today. The incident took place in the first ODI, in the 8th over of England’s run-chase. He was immediately taken for scans after he walked out of the field and as per reports in ESPNCricinfo, Shreyas Iyer has dislocated his shoulder and will miss the remaining of the 50-overs series.
“Shreyas Iyer subluxated his left shoulder in the 8th over while fielding. He has been taken for further scans and won’t take any further part in the game,” BCCI had said in their last update.
And now according to a report in Sports Today, Shreyas Iyer is expected to undergo surgery in April, which might keep him out of action for the next four to five months. Thus, Iyer is set to miss the entire IPL and is expected to make a comeback in the proposed T20Is against New Zealand and South Africa in September. The BCCI is yet to formally announce how long Iyer might be out of action.
Shreyas Iyer To Undergo Surgery In April
“Not just the IPL (2021), I think Shreyas will take about 4-5 months for recovery. So a realistic assessment will be the home T20 series against New Zealand and South Africa in September. He will undergo surgery so he will miss the IPL and England tour (August). I am also told by sources that the surgery will take place in end of the first week of April,” a Sports Today report claimed.
Meanwhile, Parth Jindal, the Delhi Capitals co-owner lamented the absence of his franchise captain in IPL 2021. Delhi have the likes of Steve Smith, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, and Rishabh Pant as captaincy options. Pant is the vice-captain of the team but a final call on the captaincy will be announced later.
Meanwhile, Iyer might be replaced by either Suryakumar Yadav or Shubman Gill in the final two ODIs against England.