Iyer, who has come again after an extended lay-off and a again surgical procedure to treatment his stress fracture, performed in opposition to Pakistan and Nepal within the group league stage earlier than pulling out of the match in opposition to the arch-rivals on the eleventh hour, complaining again spasms.
A clearer image will emerge on Thursday through the optionally available coaching forward of the Bangladesh recreation.These within the know of the issues mentioned that there appears to be “some quantity of stiffness”, which will certainly influence his actions throughout fielding however they’re hopeful that it will not change into very critical.
The Ajit Agarkar-led choice committee is predicted to call the squad for the Australia sequence someday through the ongoing week. It might be on the day of the Bangladesh recreation or previous to the Asia Cup ultimate on Sunday.
Whereas the preliminary World Cup squad has been named, the Indian group administration will likely be fearful about Iyer’s health and if he misses the Australia sequence, he can be actually in need of match apply with solely two warm-up video games left earlier than the primary match in opposition to Australia in Chennai on October 8.
KL Rahul has put an finish to all health worries along with his 100 and 39 within the two Tremendous 4 video games and regardless that he nonetheless seemed a tad rusty initially whereas protecting to Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja, he did regain quite a lot of confidence after gathering a couple of.
Ishan Kishan is now a delegated outfielder and it’s but to be seen whether or not Iyer, if match, replaces Kishan within the ultimate Tremendous 4 recreation in opposition to Bangladesh.
Kishan, regardless of a terrific run in latest ODIs, did appear to battle on sluggish tracks however to be truthful to him, not one of the batters save skipper Rohit Sharma and to some extent Rahul, seemed comfy in opposition to left-arm spin of Dunith Wellalage.
Travelling reserve Sanju Samson has returned residence and Tilak Verma is meant to affix the Asian Video games camp after the top of this event.
Probably Tilak being a left-hander may pip a extra skilled Sanju within the worst potential case the place he’s unable to recuperate in time. Nonetheless with two weeks (September 27) left to announce the ultimate squad, each stakeholder in Indian cricket will maintain its fingers crossed.