- Shreyas Iyer made his ODI and T20I debut in 2017.
- He was dropped from India’s squad for the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup this yr.
- Iyer was handed the maiden Check cap by former India cricket Sunil Gavaskar.
Shreyas Iyer, who made his Check debut on Thursday, hit his maiden Check half-century to rescue India from a precarious place on the primary day of the primary Check match towards New Zealand on the Inexperienced Park in Kanpur. Iyer, who walked in at No.5 place, accomplished his half-century in 94 balls with the assistance of six fours.
Iyer, 26, made his ODI and T20I debut in 2017 however, needed to wait a bit longer for his alternative within the longest format of the sport. In 92 first-class innings, Iyer has scored 4592 runs at a median of 52.18 with 12 centuries and 23 half-centuries in it. He’s the one present participant with greater than 4000 runs below his belt with a median above fifty and strike-rate above 80 in first-class cricket. He received the chance within the first Check as India captain Virat Kohli opt-out of the primary Check towards Kiwis.
After opting to bat first, India received off to a poor begin as Mayank Agarwal was despatched again to the dugout on 13. Veteran batter Cheteshwar Pujara and stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane additionally did not get going as Tim Southee eliminated Pujara whereas Rahane was dismissed by Kyle Jamieson. Shubman Gill was the one top-order Indian batsman who might bother New Zealand pacers because the opener went on to attain a fifty. Nevertheless, Jamieson eliminated Gill quickly after the Lunch break to peg again India.
After the wicket of Pujara, Iyer stitched a 39-run partnership with captain Rahane to take India’s rating previous 145. The autumn of Rahane noticed Jamieson choose his third wicket with New Zealand tightening screws. Nevertheless, Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja took the duty on themselves to rescue the facet.