Ahead of the India vs. England Test Series Under FireShreyas Iyer Breaks Silence

Since India's tour of South Africa ended, Shreyas Iyer has been under focus. The middle-order batter did not have a good Test series as he could not post a single big score in four innings. After that, he was not picked for the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan, and there was speculation that the reason was some disciplinary issue. However, Indian cricket team coach Rahul Dravid clarified that it was not the case and he was not picked as there were other batters in contention. However, Iyer will be under focus in the upcoming five-match series against England.
On playing the Ranji Trophy match ahead of the series against England, Shreyas Iyer said: "It was a nice experience. I wasn't expecting much from myself, to be honest, but I wanted to create a rhythm going forward into the five-test matches. The intensity will be high. Also, to stand on the field for 90 overs takes a lot of effort, so it all started with the match against Andhra Pradesh."
The talented batter is part of the India squad for the Test series against England, starting later this month. On the challenges of playing a five-test series: “You have to take one match at a time and not think much ahead. You have to take all the factors into consideration. In terms of your mental ability, the stress is going to be a lot, but at the same time, you have to handle the pressure situations well. So, these are the pros and cons of playing test matches. You have to be mentally inclined towards adapting across 90 overs, and as I mentioned, this was the right practice for me coming into the Ranji Trophy and getting used to the situation."


Jan 16, 2024 12:39 PM