New Delhi: The Indian cricket team beat England by 66 runs in the first ODI. Before the second match, Team India has suffered two big setbacks. Actually, in the first match, the team’s senior opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer were injured and got out of the ground. Rohit is now out of the second match, while Iyer is out of this entire series.
Rohit injured during batting
Rohit Sharma was injured during the first ODI against England. Actually, a fast-paced ball from Mark Wood hit Rohit’s elbow, after which Rohit Sharma appeared in pain and the medical staff had to come to the ground. After this, Rohit did not even enter the field to do fielding and Suryakumar Yadav replaced him. In the second match, Rohit Sharma will no longer be able to play. A BCCI source told PTI, “Even experienced opener Rohit Sharma will not take part in the next match.”
Shreyas got hurt while fielding
Shreyas Iyer, on the other hand, will not be able to play further in the series due to a slipped shoulder bone. Not only this, doubts have been raised about Iyer’s playing in the first half of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The incident took place in the eighth over of England’s innings, when Shreyas Iyer dived to a shot from Johnny Bairstow off paceman Shardul Thakur. The BCCI said, ‘Shreyas Iyer’s shoulder bone slipped while fielding in the eighth over. They have been taken for scan.
Let me tell you that Iyer had to captain the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting from April 9. Shreyas led the Delhi Capitals to the final last year. Now they may take at least six weeks to recover from their injury and if surgery is to be done it may take more time.
Who will captain Delhi?
In the absence of Irey (Shreyas Iyer), Delhi Capitals captaincy could be handed over to Rishabh Pant, Australia’s Steve Smith or senior off-spinner R Ashwin.