The Indian team has been dealt with a massive injury risk in the form of middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer at the start of Day-4 in the 4th Border Gavaskar Trophy Test. Reports state that the Mumbai batter has gone for scans citing back pain and is being monitored by the Board of Control for Cricket in India medical staff.
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Hence instead of Iyer, wicketkeeper-batter KS Bharat went out to bat after Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed by Todd Murphy. The Indian all-rounder seemingly played a half-hearted shot while reacting to a tossed-up Murphy delivery and comfortably found Usman Khawaja at mid-on. Jadeja, who was not out overnight, managed to score 28 in 84 balls with two fours and a six.
The BCCI soon shared an update and stated that Iyer complained of pain in his back and that he is under the supervision of the board's medical team. "Shreyas Iyer complained of pain in his lower back following the third day's play. He has gone for scans and the BCCI Medical Team is monitoring him," a release stated.
This is Iyer's second back injury in two months as he was dealing with pain after playing the two-Test series against Bangladesh in December. Iyer had swelling in his lower back and had to take an injection. This setback kept him out of the home series against New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
After undergoing rehab at the NCA in Bengaluru, Iyer came back into the squad for the second Test of India vs Australia series in Delhi. At the Arun Jaitely Stadium, Iyer scored 4 and 12 and got a chance to play in Indore where he got a duck and 26 as the hosts suffered their first defeat of the series
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