In the news for Indian cricket fans, the team of the middle order of Team India Shreyas Iyer started practicing again after almost four months of interruption. He has been out of action since the first game of the ODI series England, held on March 23.
Iyer suffered a shoulder injury during fielding, which excluded him for the rest of the series. The Mumbaikar was then excluded from the fourteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was later postponed due to COVID-19 complications.
As the IPL 2021 will now resume in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in September, Iyer started preparing for the remaining matches of the cash rich league. On Wednesday, a clip was shared on social media where Iyer could be seen loudly in an indoor net session. He also shared the clip in his Instagram story, where he was able to practice a few strokes.
Here is the video:
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Iyer is missing the Indian Tour of Sri Lanka, starting the ODI series on July 18th. Apart from the Lankan tour, the 26-year-old was also excluded from his first girlfriend Lancashire. He was supposed to represent the team in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Now Iyer will have to prove his fitness in IPL to retain his place in the Indian team. It will also be interesting to see if the Delhi Capitals (DC) the management decides whether or not to retain him as captain for the second half of IPL 2021.
In the absence of Iyer, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant led DC for the first half of the season. He took the team to the top of the points ladder by winning 6 out of 8 games before the season was suspended.