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Team India's middle order batsman Shreyas Iyer may be out of the third test against England. According to Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) sources, India's injury problems seem to be increasing in the ongoing five-Test series against England and Shreyas Iyer is now out of the Rajkot Test after complaining of back stiffness. Can.
According to Cricbuzz, the National Cricket Academy (NCA) has informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about his fitness condition. The third Test is to be played in Rajkot from 15 February. The five-match Test series is tied at 1-1.
The squad for the third Test and beyond is yet to be announced. A source has confirmed that the selectors have been called for the meeting. The selectors' meeting was expected to be held on Thursday (February 8), but it could not happen. This meeting can be held today and the team is likely to be announced after this.
It is difficult for Jadeja to play too
Left arm spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja may also be out of the third Test to be held in Rajkot. Due to injury, he could not play the second test, in his place Kuldeep Yadav was included in the playing-11.
KL Rahul also could not play in the second test, he is also out due to injury. Apart from these, Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami are also not available for the series.
Kohli's playing is also not confirmed
BCCI has not yet given any information regarding experienced Virat Kohli, who was ruled out of the first two Tests. He could not play 2 tests due to personal reasons. His participation in the remaining matches of the series is also not confirmed. BCCI has also not released the squad for the third Test yet.
Rahul may get fit soon
KL Rahul, who was ruled out of the second Test due to injury in the Hyderabad Test, is likely to get fit soon. According to reports, he will be fit before February 15. Rahul had complained of injury in his quadriceps, he had undergone surgery at the same place in 2022.
Keeping in mind Rahul's injury, BCCI sent him to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Ravindra Jadeja is also here. The second Test will continue till 6 February and the third Test will start on 15 February. It will be possible for Rahul to play in the third Test only because of the more time available between the two Tests. Rahul had scored 86 runs in the first innings of the first test.