He had hurt his shoulder while fielding in the ODI series opener on Tuesday
Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the remaining two England ODIs after hurting his left shoulder in the field during the series opener on Tuesday night in Pune. ESPNcricinfo understand Iyer, who dislocated his shoulder, is set to miss the first half of the IPL where he is the captain of the Delhi Capitals.
On Tuesday Iyer was taken for scans immediately after he walked off the field during the eighth over of England’s chase. Although the BCCI is yet to announce Iyer’s exit from the England series, it is understood that the injury will take several weeks to heal, putting in doubt Iyer’s return for the IPL.
Iyer’s absence is unlikely to hurt India’s gameplans for the remaining two matches in the ODI series considering there is more than one option on bench in Suryakumar Yadav and Shubman Gill.
It is the Capitals who will feel the pain of Iyer’s injury considering he is not only their leader but also a key batsman in the top order. It is likely that Rishabh Pant, who is the vice-captain, will lead the Capitals until Iyer returns.
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Nagraj Gollapudi is news editor at ESPNcricinfo