Shreyas Iyer ruled out of IND vs AUS 4th Test, BCCI shares update on India batter's recurring back injury amid BGT
Shreyas Iyer didn't come out to bat for India during the first innings of the fourth and final Test of the bilateral series at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Team India has been dealt a huge blow in the lead-up to the final of the ICC World Test Championship as Shreyas Iyer is ruled out of the ongoing 4th Test match between the hosts and Australia on Monday. Iyer, who had a fruitful season in the longest format last year, had missed the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy due to a back injury. Iyer didn't come out to bat for India during the first innings of the fourth and final Test of the bilateral series at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
On Sunday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that Iyer will take no further part in the series decider between India and Australia at Ahmedabad. The apex cricket board has stated that a specialist opinion will be sought for the injured Indian batter. "Shreyas Iyer complained of pain in his lower back following the third day's play. He has gone for scans and the BCCI Medical Team is monitoring him," the BCCI mentioned in a previous medical update.
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In-form all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and wicketkeeper KS Bharat were promoted ahead of Iyer in India's batting line-up on Day 3 of the 4th Test match at Ahmedabad. In the absence of middle-order batter Iyer, Rohit Sharma's India managed to post a massive 1st innings total on Day 4. Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli (180) and opener Shubman Gill (128) slammed centuries to help India post 571 in the 1st innings at the world's largest cricket stadium.
Iyer returned to the fold for the Delhi Test after the middle-order batter missed the series opener due to a back issue. Earlier, the star batter also was replaced by Rajat Patidar for the One Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand. Hosts India have already retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and Rohit's men are also on the cusp of securing their berth for the ICC World Test Championship final.