Shreyas Iyer had hurt his left shoulder while fielding during England’s run chase. Iyer dislocated his shoulder after diving to save a run in the 8th over bowled by Shardul Thakur.
- Shreyas Iyer dislocated his left shoulder while fielding in the 1st ODI vs England
- Iyer missed the last 2 ODIs and will also not be able to play the IPL 2021
- Iyer will need at least 5 months to recover fully after his surgery
India cricketer Shreyas Iyer will undergo surgery on his shoulder on April 8 and will need at least 5 months to recover.
Iyer had hurt his left shoulder while fielding during England’s run chase. Iyer dislocated his shoulder after diving to save a run in the 8th over bowled by Shardul Thakur.
He was treated on the field by the Indian team physiotherapist before being taken off the field as he couldn’t tolerate the pain anymore. Iyer did not take any further part in the match and was sent for scans.
Iyer will also miss the Indian Premier League 2021 which starts next month. Delhi Capitals will have to look for a captain for their side in Iyer’s absence this season.
“Not just the IPL (2021), I think Shreyas will take about 4-5 months for recovery. So a realistic assessment will be the home T20 series against New Zealand and South Africa in September.
“He will undergo surgery so he will miss the IPL and England tour (August). I am also told by sources that the surgery will take place in end of the first week of April,” Boria Majumdar, India Today’s Consulting Editor Sports, said on Sports Today.
Shikhar Dhawan or Rishabh Pant might get to lead DC in Iyer’s absence with Steve Smith and Ravichandran Ashwin as the other potential candidates for the job.
Last year’s runners-up Delhi Capitals will open their IPL 2021 campaign against 3-time champions Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on April 10.