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IPL 2023: KKR captain Shreyas Iyer ruled out of IPL 16

By Arjit - March 22, 2023 - Last updated on Mar 22, 2023 04:58 PM
IPL 2023: KKR captain Shreyas Iyer ruled out of IPL 16

Shreyas Iyer: Before the 16th season of IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer may miss IPL 2023 due to his back injury.

Shreyas Iyer out of IPL 2023: Before IPL 2023, bad news has emerged for Kolkata Knight Riders in the form of Shreyas Iyer. Star batsman can miss the final of IPL 2023 and World Test Championship due to his back injury. Iyer is the captain of KKR in IPL. Due to back injury, Iyer may have to undergo surgery, due to which he may stay away from cricket for about 5 months. During the fourth Test match played against Australia, Iyer complained of back pain.

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The doctor advised Iyer to undergo surgery: According to reports in Sports Tak, Iyer may have to undergo surgery for his back injury, due to which he will be away from Team India for a long time and will also miss the final of the World Test Championship to be played at the Oval in London from June 7. Can. Speaking to Sports Tak, a source said, "Iyer was in touch with the doctor in Mumbai and on the third visit to the doctor, he was advised to undergo surgery." Due to this, he can miss IPL and other important tournaments.

The source further said, “Iyer wants to undergo surgery in London but the consultation for the operation is still going on as the BCCI is yet to finalize the location of the operation. There is a possibility that the surgery may be done in India."

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Captaincy difficulties for KKR: Significantly, Shreyas Iyer appeared in IPL 2022 as the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders. In such a situation, who will take charge of the team in his place in the 16th season of IPL, it will be a matter to be seen. In the last season, under the captaincy of Iyer, KKR won 6 out of 14 matches and lost 8. At the same time, the team was at number seven in the points table with 12 points.

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