Shreyas Iyer, the middle-order batter of India, was recently selected to take part in the Asia Cup 2023, marking his return from injuries. He had been dealing with a back problem for quite some time before deciding to get surgery, which prevented him from playing in crucial cricket tournaments like the 2023 World Test Championship (WTC) final and the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The main cause of the team announcement’s delay was KL Rahul and Shreyas’ state of fitness. Before choosing the squad members for the next six-team continental championship, the selection committee had to be certain of their recuperation.
He smashed the bowlers at the National Cricket Academy: Source
It is believed that Shreyas is the best person to resolve Team India’s existing No. 4 problem. Following the last World Cup, the right-handed hitter has mastered the batting position and will return to the playing XI with ease now that he is totally healthy.
As per regulation, the pair took part in a match simulation in Bangalore to demonstrate their fitness. The Times of India said that Shreyas scored 199 runs during the practice game and then played 50 overs of fielding to demonstrate his fitness in front of selectors.
The source spoke to Times of India who has been following the recovery of Shreyas Iyer. The source said, “He smashed the bowlers at the National Cricket Academy, scoring 199 in a practice tie. To provide the selectors with more evidence of his fitness, he then fielded for the entire 50 overs of that match, which was held at the Just Cricket Academy in Bangalore 3-4 days back.”
The source added, “For the past two months, he has been stationed at the NCA in Bangalore, focusing on his recovery. It’s all come together nicely for him.”
The batter has had back problems for a very long time. During the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, he missed Team India’s opening Test match against Australia, allowing Suryakumar Yadav to earn his Test debut.
Fans react to Shreyas Iyer scoring 199 during practice match ahead of Asia Cup 2023:
Shreyas Iyer convinced the selectors and team management that he's fully fit by scoring a stupendous 199 in the practice match. (TOI). pic.twitter.com/cx7fzCahJU
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 24, 2023
Dhoni levels vibes ?
Shreyas Iyer 2nd greatest cricketer in practice matches after Ms dhoni
— KRISHNA? (@KrishnaVK_18) August 24, 2023
I can’t wait to see him back.
— M (@anngrypakiistan) August 24, 2023
The nightmare of spinners is here ??
— Tas ?? (@TasneemKhatai1) August 24, 2023
Don is back ???
— Shreyy (@Sadly_shrey) August 24, 2023
Good for him. 4th position is fixed now??
— Er.Atul Vaidya??? (@atulvai04795672) August 24, 2023
But what matters is he convinces the country that he’s fully fit for the No. 4 slot
— Shivam Choudhary (@shvmchdhry) August 24, 2023
Dhanashree to BCCI about Shreyas Iyer 's fitness pic.twitter.com/ap0232W4zW
— Raghav Masoom (@comedibanda) August 24, 2023
Happy for him! As we know he is prone to injuries and need #BCCI to manage him well.
— Who am I (@FindMeOnX) August 24, 2023
So shreyas Iyer will be in Beast mode ??
— Mukesh M (@mukkuseervi02) August 24, 2023
He is coming back with a boom?
— Nabab ?? (@iNabab7) August 24, 2023
He should be directly in the playing XI
Why should he even convince?
— msd_stan (@bdrijalab) August 24, 2023