India returned empty-handed from New Zealand’s ODIs, losing the 3-match series 1-0. However, the team returns with a lot of positives and one of them is the young batsman, Shreyas Iyer. The dominance of the rain did not allow the Tour to start in a full fashion. But whatever chance the Mumbai batsman got; Provide the best possible output to help his team overcome difficult circumstances.
Iyer scored 80 from 76 in the first ODI and a 59-ball 49 in 3 oversResearch and development Showdown in Christchurch. While the Indian batter, especially the middle batter, wobbled on most occasions, the right-handed batter never got off the track.
former India Opening act Akash Chopra seemed to be in awe of Iyer. In his latest YouTube video, the cricketer-turned-commentator called the 27-year-old “dynamite” in ODIs.
“Shreyas Iyer in one-day cricket – the man is a different kind of beast! You might feel he might get stuck in front of the shortstop or the rolling ball, but we have to understand that every formula is different, and we need to look at it accordingly,” Chopra said in the latest video. His YouTuber Shreyas Iyer’s one-day cricket is dynamite.
“Who can be so consistent in an ODI or in any way? But this guy. Leaving T20Is aside, he’s impressive in his 50-over format. He scores consistently, gets upset on short balls too but he manages to save that.”
The Indian team will travel to Bangladesh to play three One Day Internationals and Test matches against the hosts. The tour also marks the return of seniors like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul who got some rest after the T20 Globalism Cup 2022. Meanwhile, a few players will fly directly from New Zealand to join the squad in Bangladesh.
Chopra opined that management should make a place for Iyer in the playing XI, citing his fine form.
“The seniors will be back on the Bangladesh tour and some players will also be arriving there directly from New Zealand. Iyer is one of those people who is lucky to be there. I wouldn’t suggest he should bat at number three because it’s Virat Kohli’s position but the management should allocate a place for Iyer, whatever It takes,” Chopra said.