The Indian team started the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a bang and win. Rohit Sharma-led Indian team beat Australia by an innings and 132 runs in the first Test in Nagpur to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
The second Test between India and Australia will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.
The Indian team released fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat before the second test. Jaydev Unadkat has been released so that he can play for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final, which begins on February 16. However, it is difficult for India to give opportunity to play one more player before the second Test. According to a PTI report, Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer is still undergoing rehab at the NCA in Bengaluru, Iyer had a back injury.
Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the ODI series against New Zealand due to a back injury and was sent to the NCA for a fitness test. Iyer had shared some videos of training at NCA under the guidance of trainer S Rajinikanth.
The batsmen is currently going through a strength and conditioning routine, but to play an international match, the rule is that a home match has to be played first.
This is the reason why Shreyas Iyer, away from cricket action for almost a month, will not get a place in the Test squad directly. With the Ranji Trophy final round the corner, Shreyas Iyer may get a chance to prove his fitness in the Irani Cup. The Irani Cup match will be played between Rest of India and Madhya Pradesh from March 1-5.
Recall that Ravindra Jadeja, who was the player of the match in the Nagpur Test, had to play a Ranji Trophy match to prove his fitness. After this, he was associated with the Indian team for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.