Shreyas Iyer to play for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy semi-final

Shreyas Iyer will aim to regain full fitness before IPL starts.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Image Credits: Twitter)

Indian batter Shreyas Iyer will finally be seen in action in the Ranji Trophy. He has been included in Mumbai’s squad for the semi-final match against Tamil Nadu, which will get underway at the MCA-BKC ground on Saturday, March 2.

This comes after BCCI secretary Jay Shah’s warning that centrally contracted players should participate in the domestic games if fit. He stated if the players don’t show up for the state teams, they will face serious consequences.

Iyer played the first two games of the ongoing Test series against England before ruling out due to injury. He was expected to play in the quarter-final round but didn’t make himself available due to back spasms.

However, Nitin Patel, the head of sports science and medicine at the NCA, stated otherwise. In an email to the selector, he wrote that Shreyas Iyer was fit and there were no fresh injury concerns. This sparked a controversy and raised questions about the cricketer’s intentions.

The 29-year-old batter’s inclusion will surely boost Mumbai’s middle-order. They have been the most successful team with a record of 41 titles. They will be eager to lift the title once again and extend their domination.

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Washington Sundar and Sai Sudharsan will also return to the Ranji Trophy

Not only Shreyas Iyer, but all-rounder Washington Sundar and Sai Sudharsan will also be in action in the Ranji Trophy. They will play for their state team, Tamil Nadu, in the semi-final round.

Sundar was released from Team India’s squad for the fifth and final Test match against England. He didn’t get a game under his hat throughout the series and would want to help his state team in the ongoing campaign.

Sudharsan, on the other hand, was also suffering from back spasms but has been given a green signal by the National Cricket Academy (NCA). He will be joining the side soon to participate in the high-voltage game.

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