Former Indian player Sanjay Bangar figures that the administration is hoping to prepare Shreyas Iyer as Virat Kohli’s reinforcement choice for No 3 on the off chance that the last option isn’t accessible.
Shreyas Iyer, while batting at No 3 situation in the initial T20I against Sri Lanka hit a quick-fire 57 off 28 balls to assist India with posting a mammoth 199 runs in their 20 overs.
With ex- Indian captain Kohli rested for the last T20I match against West Indies and the continuous series with Sri Lanka, Iyer has batted at the No 3 spot in the last two T20I matches for India.
Iyer has addressed India in 34 T20I matches in which he has scored 662 runs at an average of 30.09. The batsman plays with a strike rate of 137.06 and has four fifties added to his repertoire
“The bench is getting strong. The position at which Shreyas is being sent to bat, he is being continuously sent at No. 3. So God forbid if Virat Kohli gets injured in some match, I feel he can become a very good option at No. 3 and that is probably where the team management’s sights are set on Shreyas Iyer.” Quoted by Sanjay Bangar, in the interaction chat at Star Sports.
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“This guy has the swag. When this boy is in form, it is enjoyable to watch. The big shots he plays, he doesn’t stay at one spot but despite that, the balance he generates, it is his own ability,” said by Irfan Pathan.
“I like the non-looker six he hits the most. The two sixes he hit off the slower ones – one-off Karunaratne and later off Chameera. He answered the critics with his bat, you don’t need to answer with your tongue. If we expect Shreyas Iyer to bat always at a strike rate of around 160, that’s not going to happen, he is a different batter,” added by him.