Mumbai: Team India batsman Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match ODI series against New Zealand due to a back injury.
He will be heading to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for further assessment and management.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Rajat Patidar as replacement for Shreyas Iyer.
Patidar plays for Madhya Pradesh in the domestic circuit and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. He has also been part of te Indian squad in ODI series.
Iyer’s absence also is a shot in the arm for Surya Kumar Yadav, who would get a promotion in the batting order and a chance to cement his place in the ODI squad.
India play the first ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad on 18th January, 2023.
India’s updated ODI squad against New Zealand: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Rajat Patidar, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik.