Reports: Shreyas Iyer To play In Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy Semifinal Clash

Team India’s middle-order batsman, Shreyas Iyer, is also all set to make a comeback in the red-ball format and is in contention to play Mumbai’s semi-final clash in the Ranji Trophy.

As per the report, India’s batter has not been playing any competitive cricket. He was last seen playing for India in the second test of the five-match ongoing series against England.

Shreyas Iyer also missed the quarterfinal clash between Mumbai and Baroda. Now this has led to several speculations about the star batter, who has dropped after he registered scores of 27, 29, 35, and 13, which forced the selectors to drop him from the squad.

Iyer suffered back issues, which further added to the cause, but he was declared fit by the NCA and was eligible to play.

However, as per some reports, Iyer told his state team that he is struggling with back injuries, which NCA’s Chief Nitin Patel denied Shreyas Iyer having any fresh injuries and was declared fit to play.

Mumbai made their way into the semifinals of the tournament despite their match being drawn against Baroda. With Shreyas Iyer’s return, Mumbai’s batting will be strengthened ahead of their semifinal clash.

Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah warned the centrally contracted players for not giving importance to domestic cricket over IPL. He said that every cricketer wanting to play for the Indian team must prove himself in the domestic arena. “Some players have started prioritizing the IPL over domestic cricket, a shift that was not anticipated.

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Domestic cricket has always been the foundation upon which Indian cricket stands, and it has never been undervalued in our vision for the sport,” he told the players. 
 
“It is essential to recognize that domestic cricket forms the backbone of Indian cricket and serves as the feeder line to Team India. Our vision for Indian cricket has been clear from the outset: every cricketer aspiring to play for India must prove themselves in domestic cricket. Performance in domestic tournaments remains a critical yardstick for selection, and non-participation in domestic cricket will carry severe implications,” Shah added.

Mumbai’s squad: Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Bhupen Lalwani, Amogh Bhatkal, Musheer Khan, Prasad Pawar, Hardik Tamore, Shardul Thakur, Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Aditya Dhumal, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Avasthi, Royston Dias, and Dhawal Kulkarni

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