Shreyas Iyer
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Last Update on: March 24th, 2023 at 12:28 pm

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Shreyas Iyer is set to undergo back surgery due to which, he will not be able to be part of IPL 2023 as well as the WTC final. It will be a big blow to Team India as Shreyas Iyer is a crucial middle-order batsman for the Test team. Recently, the right-handed batsman missed the 1st and 4th Tests against Australia due to a back injury.

The absence of Shreyas Iyer from the WTC final will hamper India’s middle order. The team will need a powerful batter to replace Iyer in the squad. Here we take a look at 3 Indian players who can replace Shreyas Iyer in the India squad for the WTC final.

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WTC Final: 3 Players Who Can Replace Shreyas Iyer In India Squad for WTC Final

3. KL Rahul

KL Rahul
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KL Rahul is the first player who can replace Shreyas Iyer in the WTC squad. Although KL Rahul is part of the Test team, he is expected to be replaced by Shubman Gill as an opener in the WTC final. However, Rahul can still be part of the team and take a place in the middle order by replacing Iyer.

The right-handed batsman plays for the team in the middle order in ODIs and hence, he can take Iyer’s place in the middle. This will also allow the team to play Rahul with an additional wicketkeeper in the playing XI.

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