Shreyas Iyer, a swashbuckling right-handed middle-order batsman who is being touted as India’s solution to the number 4 batting spot conundrum, is one of the most promising prospects on the circuit.
Shreyas Iyer is currently one of the circuit’s most strong hitters. Cricket fans have often compared his playing style to that of Virender Sehwag. Iyer is a member of the senior Indian team in ODI and T20 cricket, as well as the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. Iyer has risen through the ranks in the domestic game, playing for the Mumbai team and consistently producing match-winning games.
Shreyas Iyer was the highest run-scorer in the 2015-16 Ranji season, with 1321 runs at an impressive average of 73.38.
Most runs in a single over for India in an ODI- 31 runs against WI on December 18, 2019.
Emerging Player Award for the 2015 Indian Premier League
Shreyas Iyer was born and raised in Mumbai, India’s factory for producing international cricketers. At the tender age of 12, he caught the attention of coach Pravin Amre at the legendary Shivaji Park Gymkhana, and thus started his steady rise to the top.
After decimating College bowling attacks, Iyer’s exploits were caught in a short film directed by Cricket Writer Aayush Puthran.
The Mumbai-born lad earned a berth in the 2014 Under-19 World Cup thanks to his good performances. The Mumbai-born batsman, however, received no praise for his mediocre results in the premier youth tournament. Iyer made amends by joining the Trent Bridge cricket team in England. Iyer demonstrated his complete class and stole the show in the swinging, bouncy English conditions, scoring 297 runs in just three innings with a near-impossible score of 99.
Iyer was soon drafted into the Mumbai squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy in November 2014, and he made his List-A debut as a result of his performance in England. Iyer’s remarkable form in England continued in the domestic circuit, as he smashed 273 runs at an impressive pace of 54.60 in the tournament.
Shreyas Iyer played his first-class cricket debut in the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy in December 2014. In his first Ranji season, he scored 809 runs at an average of 50.56, including two centuries and six fifties. In the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy, he was the seventh top scorer.
Shreyas Iyer was the leading run-scorer in the 2015-16 Ranji season, with a total of 1321 runs at an impressive average of 73.38.
He has played 54 first-class matches for the Mumbai cricket team, scoring 4592 runs at an average of 52.18 and taking 4 wickets.
He was signed by Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League 2015 at a staggering price of 2.6 crores from a base price of ten lakhs due to his outstanding domestic cricket success.
Iyer scored 439 runs in 14 matches with a strike rate of 128.36 and an average of 33.76, rendering him the 9th most consistent player and Emerging Player of IPL Season 8 since becoming the tournament’s highest-earning uncapped player.
But then came a slump in form, with Iyer scoring just 30 runs in the 2016 IPL season, forcing him to change his game for the new season. The Mumbai lad regained his form in the 2017 season, scoring 336 runs with a top score of 96, which he has yet to break.
Shreyas Iyer led from the front in the 2019 IPL after being named captain, scoring 463 runs at a respectable average of 30.86. The IPL 2020 will be a new challenge for Iyer, who will once again be in charge of leading the team from the front.
Shreyas Iyer managed to bang on the door of the senior team as a result of his IPL exploits, and he finally got his chance when he was picked for India’s ODI squad against Sri Lanka in December 2017. Despite the fact that Iyer lost the first match with a score of 9, he had eventually cracked the glass ceiling.
Iyer scored 31 runs in one over against the West Indies in the second One-Day International on December 18, 2019, the most by an Indian batsman in a single over in ODIs.
On February 5, 2020, Iyer scored his first century against New Zealand in New Zealand. He hit 103 runs off 107 balls to lead India to a huge 347-run tally.
Iyer made his T20 international debut for India against New Zealand on November 1, 2017, but he didn’t get the chance to show off his batting abilities.
He did, however, get his chance to bat the following month in his ODI debut against Sri Lanka, where he scored 9 runs.
Midway through the season, Shreyas Iyer was named captain of the Delhi Daredevils after Gautam Gambhir resigned due to the team’s poor results.
At the age of 23 years and 142 days, Shreyas Iyer became the youngest captain in IPL history when he led the Delhi Daredevils team against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 27, 2018. Shreyas Iyer smashed an unbeaten match-winning knock of 93 off 40 deliveries with 10 sixes on his IPL captaincy debut to lead Delhi Daredevils to victory. It was his third consecutive IPL fifty of the season.
His true leadership abilities were on full show the following season, when he led the Delhi team to their first playoff appearance in seven years.
Shreyas Iyer was born in Mumbai on December 6, 1994, to Santosh and Rohini Iyer. Despite his family’s origins in Thrissur, Kerala, Iyer has played domestic first-class and List-A cricket for Mumbai. Iyer received his education at Matunga’s Don Bosco High School and Mumbai’s Ramniranjan Anandilal Poddar College of Commerce and Economics.