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India in Australia: Shreyas Iyer ‘might be requested’ to stay for Test series

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With Rohit Sharma’s participation in the Test series trying unsure, stories have emerged that Shreyas Iyer might be added as a reserve batsman for the Test series in opposition to Australia.

After it was reported earlier right now that Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma might miss the upcoming Test series in opposition to Australia, it has emerged that the Indian crew administration might retain a participant from the limited-overs squad for the longest format. 

According to a report from the Times of India, Shreyas Iyer might be requested to stay again as a reserve batsman, if want arises.

Iyer has been one of many mainstays of India’s white-ball squads over the previous 12 months, and has produced many dominant performances since cementing his place in the facet after the 2019 World Cup final 12 months.

It was reported by Indian Express that there was no communication from the National Cricket Academy (NCA) on Rohit and Ishant’s date of departure, as they proceed the rehab on the facility in Bengaluru.

Team India head coach Ravi Shastri had earlier mentioned on Sunday that it could be very troublesome for the duo to play the Test series if they do not attain Australia in subsequent three-to-four days.

According to a BCCI supply quoted by the ToI, Iyer might be requested to stay.

“There won’t be any fresh player coming in after Rohit and Ishant’s arrival. The selectors picked a jumbo squad for this reason. If the need arises, Shreyas could be asked to stay back,” a BCCI supply advised the newspaper.

“As of now, the white-ball gamers are supposed to fly again earlier than the Test series however there’s one change in the plans.”

The Test series between India and Australia begins on December 17, with the first match being played in Adelaide. It would be India’s first day/night Test on foreign soil.

Indian captain Virat Kohli will return to India after the primary Test to attend the delivery of his little one.


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