India Vs New Zealand 1st Test, Shreyas Iyer
India Vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Ajinkya Rahane spoke to the media on Wednesday ahead of the India vs New Zealand Test. TeamIndia regular captain Virat Kohli is captaining the team in his absence. The first Test between India and New Zealand will be played in Kanpur from Thursday. Rahane was questioned by reporters over the absence of players like Virat, Rohit and Pant. The deficit of these players looks perfect. However, he said it was an opportunity for new players to prove themselves. “I play for the team, not for myself,” Rahane said of the form.
Speaking on Playing XI, Shreyas Iyer announced that he would make his debut in the first match of the Test series against New Zealand. Shreyas Iyer became the 303rd player in Indian Test history. Shreyas Iyer made his debut in 2017 in limited overs. However, it took almost four years for the Test cricketer’s dream to come true. There are also some important milestones in this four-year journey. Shreyas reached this level because of it.
Virat wins confidence in limited overs cricket
That was almost two years ago. The fight continues for the fourth-ranked Indian team in limited overs. In fact this problem existed even before that. But, no solution was found till the end of 2019. Earlier in the 2019 World Cup, this problem became a headache for the Indian team. Shreyas Iyer won the confidence of captain Virat Kohli at such a difficult time. Shreyas Iyer made his debut in limited overs in 2017. Played only 6 matches until 2018. Iyer has another chance in the 2019 series against the West Indies.
Shreyas Iyer has scored half centuries in four consecutive matches. In this, he scored two half centuries in the West Indies and two at home. It was time for Virat Kohli to start trusting Shreyas Iyer. If Shreyas Iyer is not injured, he will become a key player in the team.
Shreyas Iyer Specialty ..
Shreyas Iyer is maturing day by day and excelling step by step. He proved this maturity in first-class cricket for Mumbai. There are 12 centuries in his account. Shreyas Iyer averages over 50 in domestic cricket. He became the captain of Delhi at the age of just 24 and made his mark in the IPL. There is a natural aggression in his batting too. This can be understood depending on his strike rate in limited overs. His strike rate in the ODIs is over 100, while in the T20s it is over 130. That’s why he became a natural stroke player.
Shreyas Iyer is an excellent player who faces fast bowlers. His footwork is excellent even on spinners. Shreyas Iyer is an expert in both sides of the wicket. It is true that players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer have to sit in the dressing room once again after their comeback. However, if Shreyas Iyer excels in this series, there is a chance that he will solidify his place in Team India.
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