Shreyas Iyer has been identified in a group of 45 players picked by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for a fitness training camp, which is good news for Indian cricket fans. Iyer has not yet played since suffering a shoulder injury in the first ODI against England at Pune in March. Shreyas Iyer named in Mumbai fitness camp.
Shreyas Iyer named for Mumbai’s fitness camp; Arjun Tendulkar also in
After suffering a setback while fielding against England, Shreyas Iyer had shoulder surgery to heal. The right-handed batter will also miss the beginning of IPL and also the England tour and the next limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.
Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Arjun Tendulkar and Shardul Thakur are also on the MCA’s list. The date for the fitness camp has yet to be announced by the MCA.
— Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) (@MumbaiCricAssoc) March 14, 2021
The MCA issued the following statement: “The schedule of the fitness camp will be announced in due course of time.”
Selected players for MCA fitness camp:
Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw, Dhaval Kulkarni, Shivam Dube, Aditya Tare, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Siddhesh Lad, Aakarshit Gomel, Pragnesh Kanpillewar, Divyansh Saxena, Chinmay Sutar, Arman Jaffer, Suved Parkar, Bhupen Lalwani, Hardik Tamore, Akash Parkar, Aman Khan, Shubham Ranjane, Sujit Nayak, Sairaj Patil, Prasad Pawar, Shams Mulani, Atharva Ankolekar, Dhrumil Matkar, Shreyas Gurav, Tanush Kotian, Ankush Jaiswal, Shashank Attarde, Prashant Solanki, Parikshit Valsangkar, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Awasthi, Nikhil Date, Roystan Dias, Atif Attarwala, Siddharth Raut, Kruthik Hanagawadi, Deepak Shetty, Ravi Solanki.
Work in progress 🚧 Watch this space 😏 pic.twitter.com/HyVC8036yh
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) May 13, 2021
Shreyas Iyer named in Mumbai fitness camp. The MCA’s subsequent statement is good news for the Delhi Capitals (DC) and Team India. It’s unclear whether the 26-year-old will be ready for the IPL’s second edition, which begins in September in the UAE.
In the T20I series against England earlier this year, the Mumbai batsman was in excellent form. In four innings, he scored 121 runs at a 40.33 average while hitting out at a 145.78 strike rate. Team India the 5 match series 3-2, with Shreyas Iyer contributing significantly to India’s middle order.
Iyer, based on his recent achievements, should be in competition for a spot in India’s T20 World Cup team provided he can establish his fitness.