Shreyas Iyer desires to share dressing room with the likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni


The 24-year-old right-handed batsman desires to study from the veteran gamers and develop his abilities.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer of India. (Photograph by Richard Huggard/Gallo Photographs/Getty Photographs)

After the shock exit from the ICC World Cup 2019, Indian cricket might witness a transition. Numerous members of the squad got here below scrutiny following the semi-final debacle as India misplaced to finalists New Zealand by 18 runs and if reviews are to be believed, doorways might open for children as replacements. India will subsequent play the West Indies in a full-fledged away collection and with prime weapons like Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah set to be rested for the limited-overs collection.

One participant who might return into the reckoning is Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer. The 24-year-old batsman had made his India debut in 2017 however misplaced his place after taking part in simply six ODIs and as many T20Is. He scored two fifties within the ODIs and averages a formidable 42 however didn’t play for India after the tour of South Africa in early 2018. Iyer stole the limelight with each his batting and captaincy within the Indian Premier League (IPL) by which he represents Delhi Capitals (DC).

Iyer, who led the DC to the IPL playoffs in 2019 after a protracted hole of seven years, is presently touring the West Indies with the India ‘A’ facet and slammed 77 on a difficult pitch within the first Record A sport towards the West Indies ‘A’ in Coolidge. India ‘A’, led by Manish Pandey, received the primary two unofficial ODIs by comparable margins — 65 runs to take a 2-Zero lead within the five-match collection.

Iyer was excited to go to his maiden tour of the West Indies. Forward of the tour, he instructed bcci.television: “This would be the first time I’m going to the West Indies. It’s going to be a brand new expertise and an excellent publicity for me. The wickets are a bit like Indian tracks, the bowlers are going to be difficult there as nicely.”

Iyer had a formidable IPL this 12 months with 463 runs from 16 video games with three fifties and plenty of anticipated him to be one of many gamers to affix the India squad as a alternative participant through the just-concluded World Cup. Nevertheless, Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal had been referred to as up as replacements for an injured Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar, respectively.

‘I deserve an opportunity in Indian group’

Iyer too backs him to return into the nationwide facet. “I deserve an opportunity within the Indian group. My performances within the India ‘A’ collection ought to rely. My objective is to be higher than the earlier season, I wish to develop as a person and develop into extra mature as a participant. I wish to attempt bat until the tip,” Iyer, who averages over 52 in 54 first-class video games, mentioned.

Iyer additionally desires to study the most effective of qualities from ace cricketers like Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. Whereas he desires to have the starvation for runs that Kohli possesses, he’s eager to study the trick of staying calm below stress as like Dhoni. From Mumbai team-mate Rohit, he desires to imbibe the talent of pacing the innings.