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India vs Australia: Shreyas Iyer called up as potential replacement for Virat Kohli ahead of fourth Test

Shreyas Iyer had a stellar Ranji season with Mumbai and had scored a double century against Australia and a 100 against Bangladesh for India A.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 23, 2017 10:00:07 pm
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Shreyas Iyer has been called up for the fourth Test to be played at Dharamsala. Iyer was called by the BCCI on Thursday evening to report to Dharamsala where India play their final Test of the series against Australia. Iyer has been taken into the side as a potential backup to skipper Virat Kohli.

Kohli had given India’s net session a miss on Thursday as he is nursing a shoulder injury. But he was present at the ground with his teammates. With a bandaged right shoulder, Kohli took part in the customary warm-up. He also did some under-arm throwing during fielding practice.

Virat Kohli had sustained a shoulder injury while fielding in the third Test at Ranchi. (Source: PTI)

Kohli had sustained a shoulder injury while fielding on the boundary line in the third Test at Ranchi. He sat out for the rest of the day’s play. He did come out to bat and also took the field for Australia’s second innings. Even at practice at Dharamsala, Kohli did have bandages along his right shoulder.

Shreyas Iyer had a stellar season in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy. He had also smashed a 100 for India A against Bangladesh in a practice match. Later he scored an unbeaten double ton against Australia for their practice match ahead of the ongoing series.


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