Shreyas Iyer not
available for SL tour

Shreyas Iyer is unlikely to
recover in time to be consid-
ered for India’s limited
overs’ tour to Sri Lanka in
July, which will clash with
the Test squad’s tour to Eng-

The Mumbai batsman
was a contender for the cap-
taincy role in Virat Kohli
and Rohit Sharma’s absence.
But ever since injuring his
shoulder during the ODI
series against England in
March, Iyer has been out of
Having undergone a
shoulder surgery on April
8, Iyer is expected to take
at least three months to
return to competitive
The medical staff of the
Board of Control for
Cricket in India (BCCI),
the team management and
the national selectors will
be aiming to keep the
batsman injury-free
and fresh for the T20
World Cup likely to start
in mid-October.
Now, all-rounder Hardik
Pandya and veteran open-
ing batsman Shikhar Dha-
wan will be front-runners
to lead India’s second-
string squad in Sri Lanka
for three ODIs and as
many T20Is from July 13
to 27 in Colombo.

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