Shreyas Iyer got injured. (PTI Photo)
The five-match Test series between India and England is starting from January 25. The first test match is to be played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. Team India has started preparing for this test match. Team India players practiced on Tuesday. But something happened during practice which increased the tension of Team India. The team’s middle order batsman Shreyas Iyer got injured in the nets.
Iyer is being seen as an alternative to Virat Kohli. Due to personal reasons, Kohli has withdrawn from the first two matches of the five-match Test series. After Kohli’s departure, Iyer was being counted as the number-4 option but his injury has increased the tension.
ball in the nets
According to media reports, Iyer was batting in the nets. He was taking a throwdown and during this time a ball hit his right hand. Iyer groaned in pain. He immediately left the bat. He left the nets and sat in the dugout. The support staff was standing near him. He applied ice on his injury. However, after sitting out for some time, Iyer returned to the nets and started batting. It seems that Iyer is safe. But it remains to be seen whether he is able to play or not.
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The withdrawal of Kohli’s name has affected the batting of the Indian team. Kohli is the best batsman of current times and his presence puts pressure on the opposing team. But if Kohli is not present in the first two test matches, India’s batting will be a bit weak. If Iyer is fit then it is certain that he will be included in the playing-11. Team India would like to start the series with a win and put pressure on England.