Shreyas Iyer on his way to getting back central contract from BCCI: Report

Around two weeks back, Shreyas Iyer lost his central contract from BCCI but after blazing away in the Ranji Trophy Finals, where his fifty paved Mumbai’s way into the domestic league, the Jay Shah-led BCCI is set to reconsider its decision on the 26-year-old.

The right-hander, despite getting no look-in in the West Indies and Deepak Hooda stepping into his batting shoes has been lucky as the national selection committee sat on the floor and pondered the deeper questions.

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“Seems Shreyas is on his way to getting back his central contract from BCCI,” a well-placed source told RevSportz.

Mumbai’s Shreyas Iyer, who missed two fielding sessions due to a sore back on the fifth and final day of the Ranji Trophy final will be seeking expert medical opinion on March 16. Iyer, who walked at No.5, played a frenetic innings giving wings to boundaries, making 95 off 111 balls on the third day of the final against Vidarbha.

He had to be attended to twice that day and wasn’t exactly in a shape to sit out in the field on the ensuing fifth day of the match.“Yes, Shreyas has been in some pain and he will go for an expert opinion on March 16. He wasn’t 100 per cent and irrespective of old ways of being a hard man, being 99 per cent is a painkiller. He aggravated his back,” a Mumbai Cricket Association official told this daily. Murmurs of Iyer’s selection came alive in the air when it was said he would be seeing the doctor on the 16th. “Yes, Shreyas has got injured. He had back spasms and should be seeing a doctor on March 16,” a source close to the Mumbai Cricket Association said after first not appearing in the field in the evening. Iyer was last seen as Mumbai’s lone ranger, trussed in Mumbai’s training top inside the dressing room during the final handshakes. He emerged well after Mumbai lifted the crown with a highly contentious first-innings lead to celebrate Mumbai’s 42nd title, and sixth in a row.