Young Shreyas Iyer is piling runs in domestic cricket and recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is a proof of the same. His good form with the bat earned him the captaincy of IPL team Delhi Capitals. He led them last year as well after Gautam Gambhir dropped himself after a bad run with the bat.
As the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is nearing, several senior players are likely to miss the crucial stage of the league. Hence, there will be a great opportunity for the youngsters to show their mettle to the world. Capitals has several young players in form of Rishabh Pant, Iyer, Prithvi Shaw and Monjot Kalra, who all will be available throughout the tournament.
Meanwhile, Iyer is looking for a national call back by doing well in the forthcoming IPL. Team India’s search for an ideal number four batsman looked unsolved after series defeat against Australia. The Mumbaikar wants to grab the attention of selectors by doing an impactful show in IPL.
“Definitely. Whatever matches I play in the IPL, if I get a great start, it’s really going to impact the selection (for the World Cup). They (selectors) will be thinking twice about me and that’s what I am really looking forward to,” he said during a media interaction on Saturday.
Shreyas Iyer also noted that he is ready to bat at any number and is just waiting for a chance to represent the national side. He also pointed out that his recent renditions in domestic tournaments were very good and although he isn’t thinking about the World Cup much, he does expect a random call from selectors.
“I’ll back myself at any number, whatever… I am just waiting for my chance. That’s it. I am doing well in every tournament. I am enjoying and not thinking about the selection processes. You can get a random call from the selectors that you’ve been selected for World Cup,” he added.
Recently, Iyer broke the record for the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in the T20 format. He scored blasted to a 55-ball 147 against Sikkim, where he hit 15 sixes and seven fours.