Shreyas Iyer, on Tuesday, January 18 ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series against New Zealand starting Wednesday with a back injury.
The newly-appointed senior selection committee named Rajat Patidar as his replacement. Iyer will now head to the NCA for recovery process.
“Team India batter Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match ODI series against New Zealand due to a back injury. He will be heading to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for further assessment and management. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Rajat Patidar as a replacement for Shreyas Iyer.”
Iyer played the recently-concluded three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, where he couldn’t make huge impact with the bat, having scored 28, 28 and 38, respectively.
India Updated ODI Squad vs New Zealand:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Rajat Patidar, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik.