After seeing some consistent cricket from Shreyas Iyer, India’s number-4 problem seems to be solved. In both the T20s against New Zealand Iyer played with a strike-rate above 100.
His 44* runs in the last match and 58* off 29 balls in the first T20 lead the Indian team to victory. Now that the Indian team has already won the series with 2-0, the will be looking forward to a clean sweep in the next match.
Shreyas Iyer spoke on how Virat Kohli has taught him the art of the chase. “I personally feel that you have a fair idea how many runs you are going to chase and at what run-rate you have to chase them. Virat Kohli is the perfect example when he goes out to bat and the way he plans his innings. I learn a lot from him personally, the way he grinds out and he tries to finish the game. That’s the best part about him,” said Iyer.
“(I) Also (learn from) Rohit Sharma, whenever he’s given an opportunity, he makes the best use of it. All these amazing characters in the team set a really good example for us youngsters.”
“There’s a lot to learn from them and that’s what I try to apply whenever I go out there. I think that I have to stay not out and it really helps me grind throughout that middle period and when the time comes, I take on the bowlers. That’s how you plan your innings when you are chasing,” Iyer added.
This is a good sign for the team as the T20 world cup is coming up this year.