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Shreyas Iyer to become the next captain of India? : Player Bio

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer was brought into the world on December 6, 1994; in Chembur, Mumbai, by Santosh Iyer, a Kerala native, and his mother Rohini Iyer; a Mangalorean Tuluva. He attended Don Bosco High Institute in Matunga; and Mumbai’s Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics. Firstly,  mentor Pravin Amre saw Iyer in the Shivaji Park Gymkhana; when he was 18 years old. Amre guided him throughout his formative years in the sport. Furthermore, at the youth category stages, Iyer’s contemporaries used to compare him to Virender Sehwag. Iyer assisted his college team in winning titles during his graduation from Podar College in Mumbai.

Iyer’s domestic achievements until now!

He started his domestic career by; Iyer was a member of the Trent Bridge Cricket Team in 2014. During one tour to the United Kingdom, he featured in three matches, earning 297 runs at an average of 99 and setting a new franchise record of 171. Furthermore, Iyer earned his List A bow for Mumbai in the 2014–15 Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2014; In the competition, he hit 273. Later,  Iyer made his first-class appearance in the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy. In his first Ranji campaign; he made 809 runs, featuring two centuries and six fifties. In the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy, he was the seventh top batsman. Iyer was selected Mumbai’s vice-captain for the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Cup competition in 2018. With 373 runs in seven matches, he became Mumbai’s highest run-scorer in the competition.

Later that year, he was selected skipper of India B for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy. Reaching 199 runs in 3 games, he was also the highest run-scorer in the Deodhar Trophy. Iyer hit 147 runs in the first round of the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy competition in February 2019; the highest by an Indian batter in a T20 encounter. Finally, in March 2021, Iyer was recruited by Lancashire for the Royal London One-Day Cup campaign 2021.

Shreyas Iyer will be the captain of a IPL team next season?

Iyer was acquired by the Delhi Daredevils for 2.6 crores inside the 2015 IPL players market. As a result; Iyer thus emerged as the tournament’s highest-earning uncapped participant. He made 439 runs in 14 encounters; making Iyer the 2015 IPL’s 9th best dependable talent and Emerging Player. Later in the 2018 IPL Season, Iyer was secured by the Delhi Daredevils. On April 25, 2018, he was named the new skipper of the Delhi Daredevils, succeeding Gautam Gambhir. Shreyas Iyer hit undefeated match-winning innings of 93 from 40 pitches with 10 sixes on his IPL captaincy bow; his third consecutive IPL 50 of the campaign. Iyer was retained by the Delhi Capitals for the 2019 IPL season; leading the side to the playoffs for the first time in 7 years.

He returned to the Delhi Capitals as skipper for the 2020 season; leading them into their first IPL finals versus the Mumbai Indians. In a losing cause; Iyer struck an unbroken 65 from 50 deliveries as Mumbai Indians won the final. He did miss the opening half of the IPL 2021 season; owing to a left shoulder injury endured while competing for India; during the first game of an ODI sequence with England that same year. He returned to the Delhi Capitals after a six-month absence; however side under Rishab Pant wasn’t able to secure the title; as they lost in the play-off stage of the cup.

Iyer the future captain of team India!

Iyer was recruited to India’s Test team in March 2017; as a replacement for Virat Kohli prior to the fourth Test versus Australia. Later in the fourth Test; he came on as a replacement outfield and ran out Steve O’Keefe for eight runs. Iyer was subsequently picked to India’s T20 team for their tour vs New Zealand; in 2017. On November 1, 2017; he earned his T20I bow for India against New Zealand; however, he could not bat.

In addition, Iyer got picked to India’s ODI side for the sequence versus Sri Lanka in November 2017. On December 10, 2017, he earned his ODI start for India vs Sri Lanka. He hit 88 off 70 deliveries in the second One-Day International versus Sri Lanka at Mohali. In the second game against the West Indies in 2019, Iyer hit 31 runs in one over, the highest by an Indian batter in a single over in ODI.

Iyer was picked as among three fringe players in India’s team for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2021. Later, h e was chosen into India’s Test team for the encounter versus New Zealand in November 2021. On November 25, 2021, he made his Test bow for India against New Zealand. Wherein he scored 105 in the first innings and 65 in the second; being awarded as the man of the player of the match.

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