Shreyas Iyer, the Indian middle order batter has been phenomenal in the white ball format over the last few years for the men in blue. Shreyas Iyer has been consistent but has not been able to convert his starts into big scores. Now experts are questioning his place in the T20 format. Shreyas Iyer failed to deliver in the T20 series against South Africa at home. He only managed to score 94 runs in 5 games.
The team has many power hitters in the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan. These players can change the course of the match in just few overs. Their striking ability is better than Shreyas Iyer . Shreyas Iyer is fit for No. 4 spot in the T20 format. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the two batters who can anchor the innings and the team requires some explosive batters as T20 World Cuo is around the corner.
Suryakumar Yadav has tookover Shreyas Iyer in the white ball cricket. Suryakumar has delivered with the bat whenever team required. He looked more comfortable and technically sound. He provides that balance and can play wherever the team wants.
Shreyas Iyer is expected to struggle on the bouncy wickets in Australia during the T20 World Cup later this year. Hence, the Indian management should look beyond Iyer as the multi-nation tournament inches closer. The weakness against the short ball is known by all the teams.
With the growing demand for T20 cricket, teams are increasingly inclined to have more and more all-rounders in their line ups.Shreyas Iyer does not provide all round option. Deepak Hooda ,who can bowl some off spin, will be useful for the team . He provides that extra balance to the team . He recently scored a century for the team in the T20I.