Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the upcoming three-game One Day International (ODI) series against Australia, which is set to begin on March 17th. The 26-year-old suffered a back injury during the fourth Test against Australia earlier this month, which forced him to leave the field and undergo scans.
The medical reports have now confirmed that Iyer has sustained a back injury and as a result, he will be unavailable for selection for the upcoming ODI series against Australia. The Indian team management has yet to name a replacement for Iyer, who was expected to play a crucial role in the middle order for the visitors.
Iyer had been in good form recently. His absence will be a significant blow to the Indian team, which is already without the services of regular skipper Virat Kohli, who is on paternity leave.
India’s middle order has been a point of concern for the team in recent times, and Iyer’s injury will only add to their worries. The team management will now have to look for a suitable replacement, with the likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan being touted as possible options.