According to the recent reports of PTI, Shreyas Iyer and Ravi Bishnoi, who were included in the reserves for the T20 World Cup squad are asked to stay back in India by BCCI in a surprising development. The duo will now be plying their trade in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Mumbai and Rajasthan respectively.
Shreyas Iyer’s recent form in the series against South Africa has been terrific and his knocks demonstrated that selectors made no mistake in including the right-handed batter in the reserves for the marquee event. Shreyas amassed as many as 191 runs from three matches including a century and a half-century finishing as the leading run-getter in the series.
Iyer was also scheduled to travel to Australia for the World Cup after being named to the reserves list but BCCI has planned something else for the middle-order batter. However, now he has been asked to stay back in India by BCCI and will not travel to Australia, The report states that the BCCI is of the opinion that Shreyas will be called up in case any player gets injured.
As per the quotes in PTI, a senior BCCI official has revealed that he will be called in case Deepak Hooda gets injured. The BCCI official said, “Shreyas has been told that Deepak Hooda is fit, so he would only be called if any specialist batter gets injured. He has been asked to play Mushtaq Ali trophy and remain ready.”
Shreyas will now be playing for Mumbai in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali. The report also adds that Ravi Bishnoi will also stay back in India to participate in the domestic tournament. The leg-spinner will play for Rajasthan but India might need him in case of injury to their spinners.