Delhi Daredevil’s flamboyant batsman Shreyas Iyer on Tuesday was ruled out of Indian Premier League for at least a week due to chicken pox, adding to the woes of the Capital city based IPL franchise.
Iyer is now back in Mumbai recuperating from illness and is expected to join the squad after getting fully fit. It may take around a week before he starts training again.
Iyer’s absence during the first week is a big worry for the perennial underachievers with two of their biggest overseas recruits Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy already out of the tournament. Angelo Mathews is also out for a better part of the cash-rich event.
The swashbuckling Iyer was a big hit for the franchise during the 2015 edition while 2016 was not that great.
However, the 2016-17 season had been an impressive one as he was the highest scorer for Mumbai in their Ranji Trophy campaign apart from scoring a double hundred against Australia in a warm-up game.
He earned a maiden call-up in the Test squad in place of Virat Kohli even though he did not make it to the final eleven.