With the Indian team full of white-ball specialists and youngsters set to travel to Sri Lanka to feature in three ODIs and as many T20Is, there have been a lot of talks as to who should lead the team in the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
The likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya seem to be the front-runners at the moment to lead the team but this question would never have arrived, had Shreyas Iyer been available for the series.
Shreyas Iyer suffered a shoulder injury during the ODI series against England back in March, following which he had to undergo surgery, thus ruling him out of IPL 2021.
And, it seems that Shreyas may well be out of action till September as his recovery process has been delayed due to Covid related restrictions.
“His recovery process has been delayed. He was to go to NCA for the recovery sessions. But due to rising cases in Karnakata, it was delayed. He has been undergoing recovery sessions in consultation with BCCI medical department in Mumbai itself,” a source told timesnownews.com.
The source further added that the experts believe that there is no point in rushing Shreyas on the field given the fact that the middle-order batsman is an integral part of the Indian set-up that will feature in the T20 World Cup in October.
”Experts believe there is no point rushing him on the field in this scenario even if it means an additional month or so to get him fully fit. Shreyas Iyer is an important aspect of the Indian team’s scheme of things for the T20 World Cup,” the source added.