BCCI announced the squad for the last three Test matches against England, in which mainly Virat Kohli And Shreyas Iyer Is not named. Virat Kohli is out of the series due to personal reasons, while it is believed that Iyer has back spasm and is out. On the other hand, KL Rahul and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja have returned to the team after missing the second Test match due to injury. Rahul and Jadeja’s return to the field will happen after the fitness approval of the medical team. BCCI did not give any explanation about the reason for Iyer’s exclusion from the team in the release announcing the team.
Iyer’s name was not considered
According to news agency PTI, senior batsman Shreyas Iyer had complained of stiffness in the waist and lower back. But due to his poor form he has been dropped from the team. Because of this, his medical update has not been given by BCCI. It is believed that Iyer would have been dropped in any case and his injury has made the decision easy for the selectors.
BCCI did not issue medical bulletin
A source said, ‘If Shreyas was to be rested due to injury, there would have been an update in the BCCI medical bulletin. Since there is no update, it can be concluded that he has been dropped due to poor form. Iyer has not scored a half-century for a long time and the manner of his dismissals on batting-friendly Indian pitches is a cause for concern.
Short ball is Iyer’s weakness
It is understood that Iyer’s name will not be considered for the longer version of the game in the near future as the short ball has always been his weakness and he also gets out on the same ball. India has to play another Test series against Australia in the current WTC cycle. Iyer has proved to be a flop every time on a pitch with high bounce, hence he is unlikely to get the approval of the selectors. Iyer’s scores in the first two overs have been 35, 13, 27 and 29.
Sarfaraz Khan may get a chance
In case of Iyer being out and KL in doubt, Sarfaraz Khan may get a chance in the middle order. If he is part of the playing eleven in Rajkot, it will be his Test debut. After Rahul’s injury, Sarfaraz was included in the team for the second test. However, he has not got a chance to play. Rajat Patidar was trusted in his place and he made his Test debut.
Indian team against England
Rohit Sharma (captain), Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (wicketkeeper), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar. , Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Mukesh Kumar and Akash Deep.