Shreyas Iyer

Will KKR Captain Shreyas Iyer Play In IPL 2023?

From Delhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant to Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah, the upcoming 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League will see a lot of star players missing the tournament because of their respective injuries.

The latest one to join the list of injured players ahead of IPL 2023 is Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain Shreyas Iyer.

Iyer’s availability in the upcoming Indian Premier League is still unknown. Iyer who pulled out of the fourth Test against Australia because of a back injury was also ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against Australia.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Image-BCCI

Will KKR Captain Shreyas Iyer Play In IPL 2023?

Shreyas Iyer is the captain of KKR who are still waiting on his fitness condition. As per the latest update on his injury, Shreyas will have to wait for 10 days to know his exact condition.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not yet issued a statement on the situation of Iyer. For the unversed, Iyer got injured after India’s tour to Bangladesh. He was ruled out of the New Zealand ODI series.

According to a report by Cricbuzz, Shreyas’ back scan result isn’t promising. The report further stated that Iyer consulted specialist Abhay Nene in Mumbai, who works for Bombay and Lilavati hospitals.

The doctor has advised Shreyas to undergo the normal procedure to rest and rehab and to come back after 10 days to have a clear picture of his immediate and long-term future.

KKR To Look For Replacement?

In case Iyer is unavailable, KKR might have to look at other captaincy options. There are a few experienced names in the competition to take over the position of captaincy including — Sunil Narine, Nitish RanaTim Southee, and Shakib Al Hasan.

In his short IPL career, Iyer has played 101 matches and has amassed 2776 runs. He has registered the highest score of 96 runs and has smashed 19 half-centuries so far in the cash-rich league.