Mumbai: India middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the three-game ODI series against Australia, starting on March 17. The news of Iyer’s unavailability for the limited overs series was confirmed by India’s fielding coach, T. Dilip at the pre-series press conference on Wednesday.
Iyer missed a major portion of the fourth Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test at Ahmedabad after a recurrence of his back injury. The Mumbai batter will now miss the ODI series against Australia.
“Injuries are a part and parcel of the game,” said Dilip. “We have the best medical facilities and they are well-equipped, and our medical team and NCA medical team are in coordination.
“Regarding Shreyas, he’s been ruled out of this series. And further updates, we’ll let you know as and when we know it.”
The India-Australia ODI series starts on 17 March in Mumbai. The hosts will also be without their regular captain Rohit Sharma for the first game but he is set to return for the last two games.
In his absence, Hardik Pandya will lead the side in the first ODI at the Wankhede Stadium.
(With inputs from icc-cricket.com)