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Players Who Can Replace Shreyas Iyer In India Squad for Asia Cup 2023. Shreyas Iyer is a key player for India in ODIs and can also be part of Asia Cup 2023. In March, Shreyas Iyer faced a back injury due to which he was ruled out of the team. Later, the right-handed batsman underwent back surgery.

After the surgery, Iyer was recovering at National Cricket Academy (NCA) for the past few months. Now, the KKR captain has recovered but is yet to be declared a match-fit. If Shreyas Iyer fails to make it into Asia Cup 2023, India will need a powerful batter to replace him. In this listicle, we talk about 3 players who can replace Shreyas Iyer in India’s squad for Asia Cup 2023.

Players Who Can Replace Shreyas Iyer In India Squad for Asia Cup 2023

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

Surykumar Yadav is the first player who can replace Shreyas Iyer in India’s squad for Asia Cup 2023. Ever since Iyer was ruled out of ODIs due to injuries, Yadav took his spot in the ODI team. However, the right-handed batsman has largely failed to make it big in ODIs.

With 127 runs in 9 games this year, Suryakumar Yadav has a miserable performance in the 50-over format. The Mumbai Indians batter has performed well in the shortest format. However, since Yadav shares a similar role to Iyer in the middle order, he can be picked in the squad if the latter fails to clear fitness tests.

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Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson, IND vs AUS
Sanju Samson (Credits: Twitter)

Sanju Samson is another player who can replace Shreyas Iyer in Asia Cup 2023. Although Samson played in the recent ODI series against West Indies, he is not a permanent member of the ODI team.

The right-handed batsman scored a fabulous fifty in the ODI series against West Indies. Last year too, the Rajasthan Royals skipper rocked in ODIs, batting at an average of 71+ in 10 games.

He hit 284 runs in 9 innings throughout the year. Samson has held a decent form in ODIs and he can also play at the No. 4 spot for the team. This makes him a good replacement for Iyer.

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Tilak Varma

Tilak Varma
Tilak Varma (Credits: Twitter)

Another batsman who can replace Shreyas Iyer in India squad for Asia Cup 2023 is Tilak Varma. The left-handed batter is a middle-order batsman who made his international debut in the recent T20I series against West Indies.

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With 175 runs in 5 games, he finished as the leading run-getter for India in the series. The MI batter is also part of the IND vs IRE series. If Iyer misses Asia Cup 2023, selectors can go for Tilak Varma as a replacement. Being a left-handed batter, Varma can provide a left-right combination in the middle-order.

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