Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand due to a back injury, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday. Iyer, who enjoyed a fine run of form in the recent past, will head to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) where he will undergo further assessment. The extent of the injury was not revealed by the BCCI and tests conducted by the NCA will reveal how long he will be out of action. Rajat Patidar was named his replacement for the series.
India plays 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.