Selectors Feel There Are Better Players, But I Don’t Think So – Shreyas Iyer
The Indian National Cricket team is pondering over who should bat at no four with just two months to go to the ICC World Cup in the United Kingdom. The likes of Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, have got a long run but has failed to show enough consistency to cement the berth. Meanwhile, there are speculations that skipper Virat Kohli can come down to four in a bid to provide stability to the middle-order. However, everyone is still wondering why did Shreyas Iyer didn’t had a go despite scoring enough runs in the domestic circuit.
The Mumbai-born cricketer has played six ODIs so far scoring 210 runs including two fifties. But his last ODI came almost a year ago during India’s tour to South Africa. Batting at no five, Shreyas Iyer showed stability despite not putting in big scores. While the selectors have provided everyone with an opportunity to settle their World Cup squad, Iyer is still wondering where he went wrong. Disappointed with this, the 24-year-old reveals that the selectors have asked him to continue performing and that is what he is trying to concentrate.
“Selectors feel there are players better than me, but that’s not what I think,” Iyer said. “Every individual will get an opportunity, they have told me to keep performing, and that’s what I am doing for the past few years,” he added.
Iyer eyeing to lift the IPL trophy
Shreyas Iyer has been one of the dominant performers in the domestic circuits in the last few years. Since 2016, the Mumbai batsman has scored 2087 runs from 55 games at an average of 42.59 including four centuries and 12 fifties. With the World Cup chances over, Iyer has now shifted his focus to the upcoming Indian Premier League. He is keen to lift the trophy for Delhi Capitals when the tournament starts on March 23. The talented batsman will lead the franchise who is yet to win the coveted trophy in the past 11 years.
“I have been performing well so right now I am not thinking about it (World Cup spot), my focus is on the IPL,” he said. “Playing the World Cup is not in my hands my aim is to perform. Selectors will pick the squad and if I can have a good season then who knows, I am prepared for anything,” Iyer continued.
Speaking on his captaincy, Shreyas Iyer admitted that so far he has enjoyed leading the side. Besides, it has also made him a more mature and responsible as a batsman and is keen to stop Delhi’s losing streak.
“I enjoy captaincy. It has made me more mature and responsible as a batsman also. The team has to play to its potential and enjoy each others’ success. People right now don’t give us much chance but I want to break that jinx,” he concluded.
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