MSK Prasad, former selector, felt that Shreyas Iyer was unhappy with the disputes of the Indian team, although he did well before the injury he sustained. Shreyas Iyer is excluded from the first phase of the IPL 2021 with the shoulder surgery he had to undergo, and he has just started exercising by undergoing some fitness exercises.
Meanwhile, India have already played their last matches with limited overs before the T20 World Cup against Sri Lanka, and they have selected many youngsters for the task along with the senior players in the UK for the five-match Test series against England. Sri Lanka have managed to finally win a bilateral series against India after a long time in the T20I series of three matches, and there are already doubts about the quality of the youngsters.
MSK Prasad feels that the Sri Lanka series was just an exposure
MSK Prasad reckons Covid-19 has taken a toll on the Indian side Sri Lanka and all reminded that it was not the full strength. He felt that it was merely exposure for the young people and was not very worried about the results. He added that the main team is in England and that he can get nothing out of the series.
‘You have to accept the fact that we did not play with a strong side, and that some of the players were also affected by Covid. It was just an exposure, it was like a test round for our boys at that level, that’s all. I actually see no prominence in this series. ”
‘You do not really have to worry about the outcome of this series. This is not an Indian team, this is an India-A or India-B team. 80 percent of the boys play there [in England], so I actually do not foresee anything from this series, ” MSK Prasad said.
MSK Prasad worries about the future of Shreyas Iyer
MSK Prasad was not sure that T Natrajan would find a place under the strong Indian seam bowling attack, and was sorry for the injured Shreyas Iyer, who is doing very well in the English series, until he was ruled out for six months due to injury. Iyer did not have much playing time, and his choice on the Indian side will depend on his performance in the second phase of IPL 2021.
‘As for Nattu, you already have enough pace bowlers, so I doubt he would have found a place. It’s going so well with Bumrah, Bhuvi, Shami and Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya is the backup bowler, so where’s the space? But I feel sorry for Shreyas because he picked up really well, he also slowly established his place in the eleventh. The injury took place at the very wrong time, ‘ MSK Prasad shut down.
Meanwhile, the T20 World Cup 2021 was moved from India to the UAE to allay concerns about the Covid situation in India.