Aakash Chopra concerned about Iyer’s fitness for ODI World Cup

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Former India cricketer, Aakash Chopra has raised severe concerns over the fitness of Shreyas Iyer.

Apparently, Iyer was dropped from the squad yesterday for the Super Four game against Pakistan, and KL Rahul was inserted in his place.

This gave everyone quite a shock from fans to cricket experts alike who thought that the battle would be between KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan.

Unfortunately, Iyer was a forced change because he got severe back spasms just before the game.

Chopra feels that KL Rahul should be given opportunities to play, but it should come at the correct time.

It was a surprise for everyone in whose place KL Rahul was playing. It seemed like it was between him and Ishan Kishan and that the latter should have been played because he is in good form. However, the question was when you would play KL Rahul as at some stage you have to give him chances.

Chopra doubtful of Shreyas Iyer’s participation in the ODI World Cup

Meanwhile, Chopra has stressed on Iyer’s fitness for the upcoming World Cup in October.

After getting operated on his back, Iyer has not played any sort of competitive cricket for six to eight months.

Explains Chopra on Iyer,

The first thing is that he is probably undercooked because of which the area on which the surgery happened might have flared up a little bit and the surrounding areas would have stiffened up to save that and he got a spasm due to that, if this happens repeatedly, because he had played only one match (innings) thus far, so with what fitness will he come in the World Cup? We are not talking about the form at the moment, we are talking about the fitness first.

Now, it all depends on whether Iyer will participate in India’s next Super Four game against Sri Lanka or not.

Also, the deadline to finalize the 15 players for the ODI World Cup is looming close as well.

If Iyer doesn’t recover on time, then he will have to be replaced by another player by the selectors.

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