Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer was sent for scans after experiencing lower back pain during the first day of the fourth and final Test match against Australia in Ahmedabad. Iyer, who has been in good form in recent matches, complained of discomfort during his innings of 24 and eventually retired hurt. The Indian team management confirmed that the batsman had been sent for scans to assess the extent of his injury.
Iyer’s injury adds to India’s growing injury concerns in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy series. Several key players, including Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, and Hanuma Vihari, have already been ruled out of the series due to various injuries. The Indian team has been forced to make multiple changes to their playing XI as a result.
India and Australia are currently tied at 1-1 in the four-match Test series, with both teams having won one game each. The final Test is being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and is a day-night match, with the pink ball being used instead of the traditional red ball. The match is also being played on a newly-built pitch that has already generated controversy due to its unpredictability and the low scores seen in recent matches.