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The batting coach of the India National Cricket Team, Vikram Rathour has recently said that Shreyas Iyer has done enough to cement his place as the regular number four in team India’s limited-overs setup. India has now been in a long find for the number four spot owing to the limited-overs cricket. It has been a state of worry for Team India for a very long time now.
This issue even cost India the 2019 World Cup as they lost to the Kiwis in the semi-final after a batting collapse. Iyer now proves to be the Mr Dependable for the Men in Blue. The New Zealand tour has been a great one for him. He has cemented his place as a regular number four for his side after displaying staggering performances.
Now, Vikram Rathour has heaped praise on the young Indian lad and said that his recent performances for team India have been exemplary in every manner.
Vikram Rathour Heaps Praise On Shreyas Iyer
In a recent interaction, the Indian batting coach, Vikram Rathour has confirmed that Iyer has done enough to cement his place at that position. However, he also took the names of Manish Pandey and KL Rahul who have done well in the middle-order.
“As far as I am concerned, I think it is. I think Shreyas has done enough to settle the debate. In T20 cricket, again Manish Pandey, wherever he gets an opportunity, he has done well. And KL is batting in the middle order in the one-dayer. So, yes, I think we have enough potential to stop looking outside. I think we have whatever we need in the squad now,” Rathour said during an interview with Sportskeeda.
Iyer Has Had An Incredible Past Couple Of Years In The IPL
Shreyas Iyer’s stint with the franchise has been amazing in the past couple of years. Iyer was promoted as the captain of the Delhi Capitals midseason in 2018 after Gautam Gambhir stepped down as skipper and he has since not looked back. Iyer stamped his authority as a captain as he led Delhi Capitals to the playoffs last year for the first time in seven years.
However, IPL 2020 still looks on the verge of being cancelled as the situation in India due to the coronavirus pandemic is worsening with days passing by. If IPL 2020 takes place, it will be interesting to see as to how Shreyas Iyer performs with the Delhi franchise as he’ll have a herculean task of leading a team full of captains.