Shreyas Iyer has been declared fit ahead of the second Test against Australia in Delhi, the BCCI confirmed on Tuesday (February 14). As a result, the middle-order batter will join the squad in New Delhi after getting clearance from the BCCI Medical Team.
Iyer has been sidelined for close to a month with a back injury that ruled him out of the New Zealand ODIs recently. His last appearance for India came in the ODI series against Sri Lanka last month. Even though he was named in the Test squad for the Australia series, Iyer didn't recover in time to join the group for the first Test in Nagpur.
In his absence, Suryakumar Yadav was handed a Test debut. The swashbuckling batter made only 8 in the solitary innings as India picked up an innings win. Iyer, who had nailed down his spot in the XI recently, is now expected to return to the XI in Delhi. The second Test begins on February 17.
India's squad for second Test:Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav