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No Shreyas Iyer in Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy quarters, here’s why?

No Shreyas Iyer in Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy quarters, here’s why?

Shreyas Iyer, who was dropped from India squad for the last three Test matches against England, is set to miss Mumbai's quarter-final clash.

Team India batter Shreyas Iyer will miss Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy quarter-final match against Baroda, starting on February 23 due to back trouble.

According to TOI, Iyer, who was dropped from India squad for the last three Test matches against England, didn’t turn up for Mumbai’s last league match due to similar issue.

Iyer made scores of 35, 13, 27 & 29 in the first two Tests before he was dropped from the squad for the remainder of the series.

However, the TOI has now reported that Iyer was excluded from India squad on a “precautionary basis” due to a back trouble that he complained about after the conclusion of second Test.

Notably, Shreyas Iyer has been struggling with back spasm since last 12 months. The batter underwent a back surgery in March last year and missed the entire IPL 2023 and WTC Final.

Iyer returned in Team India for Asia Cup 2023 but was forced to miss Pakistan game after complaining of back spasm.

Shreyas Iyer Injury Timeline

  • March 2023: Iyer complained of back pain after Day 3’s of the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. From the initial review, Iyer has a recurrence of his back injury that kept him out of the first Test.
  • April 2023: He underwent back surgery in London and missed the entire IPL 2023.
  • June 2023: Iyer missed the World Test Championship 2023 Final against Australia.
  • July 2023: Iyer missed the India tour of the West Indies 2023.
  • In July, BCCI issued a statement stating Iyer’s is still under rehab at NCA and the date of his comeback is August.
  • August 2023: Iyer missed the IND vs IRE T20 series.
  • September 2023: After passing the fitness test, Iyer was picked for Asia Cup 2023 squad.
  • But after playing just two games, Iyer suffered an injury again. He got ruled out of IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 clash with back spasm.
  • February 2024: Iyer complained of back trouble after the conclusion of India vs England second Test and was not picked for the remainder of the series.


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