India Vs New Zealand 2021: Shreyas Iyer has to wait a long time to join the Indian Test team. However, Shreyas Iyer got a chance as key players did not play.
Shreyas Iyer made his Test debut for India in the Kanpur Test against New Zealand. He will be the 303rd Indian to enter the ring. After a long wait, Shreyas Iyer got a chance to make his Test debut. Playing ODIs and T20s for Team India. Shreyas Iyer’s Test debut in Kanpur is a coincidence. It was here seven years ago that playing an innings in his first-class career set a new direction for his career. Now he has the opportunity to enter Test cricket for India on the same ground. Shreyas Iyer came into the Test squad based on an excellent first-class career. He scored 4592 runs in 54 matches at an average of 52.18.
Shreyas Iyer changed his career during the Ranji Trophy against Uttar Pradesh in 2014. The Mumbai team was in trouble that season. He lost to Jammu and Kashmir. At the same time the Railways had to lose the first innings lead. Fighting against UP in such a situation is crucial. Shreyas Iyer was then only 19 years old. Shreyas Iyer made a big mistake in the match against UP. He forgot the generation kit in the hotel. Later in the match, Mumbai lost five wickets for 206 runs for 53 runs. In such a situation Iyer and Shardul Thakur had to wear the kit. He batted fast and scored 75 runs. With this, Mumbai took the required lead and won the match. Shreyas Iyer has scored 809 runs this season.
Shreyas Iyer again did wonders with the bat in the 2015 Ranji season and scored 1321 runs. This time, he was just 95 runs away from the VVS Laxman record for most runs in a season. He gave the team the title this season. Shreyas Iyer was also selected for the 2017 Australia series before the current series with New Zealand. Virat Kohli was then dismissed before the Dharamsala Test and was replaced by Iyer. But then did not get a chance to play. Prior to the series, Iyer performed wonders in a warm-up match against Australia. Scored an unbeaten double century sledging Australian players.
Shreyas Iyer is also known for his fast bowling in first-class cricket. His strike rate has been 82 in 54 first-class matches. In the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy final, he played a match-winning innings with 117 runs at a strike rate of 82. At the same time, in 2017, he scored a double century off 210 balls against Australia. In 2017 alone, he scored 108 and 82 in two unofficial Tests against New Zealand. He scored these runs with excellent strike rate in front of bowlers like Matt Henry, Lucky Ferguson, Ish Sodhi.
Shreyas Iyer is set to play first-class cricket again after 33 months through the Kanpur Test against New Zealand. His last first class match was the 2019 Irani Cup match. He then played for Rest of India against Vidarbha. Rahul Dravid played a key role in Iyer’s Test debut. Dravid .. Iyer watched the game when India was no coach. With this, the Mumbai batsmen got a chance in the absence of KL Rahul.