Last Update on: September 15th, 2023 at 03:51 pm
Shreyas Iyer continues to be absent from the Indian team that is playing its last Super 4 game against Bangladesh. India made as many as five changes with Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav being rested.
In comes Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Prasidh Krishna, Shami, and Tilak Varma. Varma is making his debut for ODI debut for India. Before the play, he was given his cap by Rohit Sharma.
The absence of Iyer continues to be a major concern for the Indian team. He played the first game against Pakistan and then was dropped from the side after reports of a niggle. He does not seem to have recovered from his injury yet.
The Ajit Agarkar-led selection committee named him in India’s Asia Cup and World Cup squad after he was deemed fit. However, after the first game against Pakistan, Iyer is sitting out of the team and nursing his injury. He was seen doing practice with the rest of the Indian teammates ahead of the Bangladesh game but was not named in the playing XI.
X Reacts To Shreyas Iyer’s Absence From Bangladesh Game
So much negativity on timeline regarding Shreyas Iyer.
Man, they didn’t want to rush him in especially in these humid conditions, why it is so hard to understand?
— Rajiv (@Rajiv1841) September 15, 2023
Shreyas iyer travelled to srilanka just to see the match live from Dugout..@ShreyasIyer15 #AsiaCup2023 #INDvsBAN #cricket @BCCI #cricketfans #cricketlovers #cricketnews #CricketTwitter #Trending #viral #cricketer #india #SriLanka #PakistanCricket
— Denny (@denny_023) September 15, 2023
Feel sorry for Shreyas Iyer
— 👑DHRUV👑 (@Boskeyswag) September 15, 2023
BCCI confirms Shreyas Iyer has shown good improvement but he is not fully fit. [Sportstar] pic.twitter.com/9SS8bwTolj
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 15, 2023
Shreyas Iyer back in the nets. pic.twitter.com/46w6t2JSqJ
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 14, 2023
Tilak Verma is not even in WC squad then why this clownery by giving him game time ? Would’ve been understandable if Shreyas Iyer was playing today .
This whole BCCI system is running on favouritism .
— Sohel. (@SohelVkf) September 15, 2023
Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Tilak Varma and birthday boy Suryakumar Yadav practiced in optional training session of Team India.
– Shreyas Iyer showed no discomfort and is available for selection against Bangladesh. pic.twitter.com/TO2YDoRWIr
— Cric Point (@RealCricPoint) September 14, 2023
Though I’m happy for Tilak Varma, I don’t understand the logic of playing someone who isn’t even in your World Cup squad unless Shreyas Iyer is seriously injured and will miss the World Cup. Are we preparing for this World Cup or the next one? You can play him once this is over,…
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) September 15, 2023
India win toss and Rohit Sharma opts to bowl. Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Shardul, Shami and Prasidh all get a game. Team spokesperson says Shreyas Iyer has shown improvement but he is not yet fully fit. #INDvBAN #AsiaCup2023 pic.twitter.com/03Zb4yDqwy
— Vishesh Roy (@vroy38) September 15, 2023
” We are gonna field first. It is something we haven’t done in the tournament, we haven’t done it under lights so it gives us an opportunity to bat under lights. The wicket honestly has got everything for everyone. Pacers who bend their back in the daytime have also got movement and there have been assistance for the spinners. Got to be brave and play your natural game. We got to give game time to some other guys who haven’t played. We have made five changes. Virat, Hardik, Siraj, Bumrah and Kuldeep are out. Tilak makes his debut. Shami and Prasidh also come in. Suryakumar also gets a game” said Rohit at the toss.
India vs Bangladesh Playing XIs
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Litton Das(w), Tanzid Hasan, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul(w), Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna