India’s injury to Iyer is “not a concern.”

According to Rohit, Shreyas will be totally fit soon.

According to India captain Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer is 99 percent OK and his latest injury setback is not a concern for the World Cup. Iyer returned for the 2023 Asia Cup after a lengthy absence due to a back issue that required surgery. However, after batting in a single innings, he developed a back spasm five minutes before the toss in the ‘Super Four’ match against Pakistan and did not play the rest of India’s successful campaign.

Rohit informed that the middle-order bat was basically fine and had met the most of the fitness requirements set by the squad before returning to the playing XI. “I know what’s going on with Shreyas. He was unavailable for this game [the championship]. Certain parameters were set aside for him to check off. I believe he finished most of it today. I’d say he’s fine for the time being. But he appears to be in good shape. He batted and fielded for several hours before we arrived today, and he was on the ground. So he’s looking excellent at the moment. So I don’t believe it’s a concern for us,” the Indian captain remarked following India’s 10-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the final.

India will play Australia in a three-match One-Day International series starting on September 22 in Mohali, their final assignment before the World Cup. While Iyer is expected to play in that series, the outlook for another injured squad member, Axar Patel, is not as promising. Rohit anticipates the left-arm spinner will miss the opening two games of the Australia series due to a quadriceps rupture sustained in Bangladesh’s defeat.

In Axar’s absence, India drafted Washington Sundar on short notice for the final. And Rohit stated that Washington and his Tamil Nadu teammate Ravichandran Ashwin are still in the running for the role of spinning all-rounder if Axar is replaced. During the pre-Asia Cup press conference, the Indian captain admitted that he would have loved to have an off-spinner in the squad for tactical reasons, and he has now admitted that he has spoken with Ashwin.

In Axar’s absence, India drafted Washington Sundar on short notice for the final. And Rohit stated that Washington and his Tamil Nadu teammate Ravichandran Ashwin are still in the running for the role of spinning all-rounder if Axar is replaced. During the pre-Asia Cup press conference, the Indian captain admitted that he would have loved to have an off-spinner in the squad for tactical reasons, and he has now admitted that he has spoken with Ashwin.

“Honestly, Axar’s injury happened late at night, and we had to call a few guys to see where they were.” We had to get Washy to come in and play the character and do the job for us because he was accessible. Fortunately, he was part of the Asian Games squad in Bangalore. He was training and bowling. He was cricket-fit since he spent a lot of time on the field. So we had to go find him.

“But, yes, I’ve been very clear with certain guys who can come in and play certain roles, and I’ve been talking to everyone; I’m not going to name names.” Everyone is aware of what is going on. Nobody is in the dark about what we’re up to as a group. Everyone is kept informed.”