India won the first ODI against Australia by five wickets which was played in Mohali. With this India is running on a lead of 1-0 in the three-match ODI series against the Aussies. Meanwhile, the former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has raised his concern on the form of Shreyas Iyer after coming back from the injury. He said that Iyer might be looking fit but his form does not look convincing for Team India.
Now only two matches are left for India before the ODI World Cup and Iyer with such poor form is a worry for the team management. After recovering from a back injury, Shreyas Sharma returned to international cricket during the Asia Cup. Unfortunately, he experienced back spasms during the tournament, which led to his absence in the Super 4 round matches and the final.
Before the first match of the ODI series against Australia, Iyer was declared fit and he got a place in the playing XI of the team. However, he could not turn things in his favor and was run out on 3 runs off 8 balls. In the Asia Cup against Pakistan, he only got 14 runs.
While going into the World Cup, Aakash Chopra talks about the batting approach of Shreyas Iyer and the concern of Indian cricket management.
The former cricketer said, “Shreyas Iyer got run out, so we don’t know about his form. There are only two matches left now and if India is unable to find out about his form, they will be in trouble. There are questions to ponder in the middle order. [KL] Rahul is playing well, but what about Shreyas and Ishan Kishan? One of them will play in the middle order.”
After winning the first match in Mohali, India will play the second ODI against Australia in Indore on September 24 and the third one in Rajkot on September 27.