Shreyas Iyer likely to dominate the IPL stage: Shreyas Santosh Iyer had hit the headlines since IPL 2015. Featuring in 14 games for Delhi Daredevils, he had scored 439 runs with 83 runs as his best, at an average of 33.76 with a massive 128.36 strike rate. He also has 4 half-centuries to his credit.
Iyer carried forward his good form into Ranji Trophy 2015-16, representing Mumbai. A tally of 1,321 runs at an average of 73.38 at a strike rate of 92.70 from 11 matches (18 innings), with 4 centuries, 7 half-centuries and 200 being the individual best, the 21-year old, had ‘set the stage on fire’ in the tournament.
With 153 fours and 26 sixes, 768 runs (58.14%) of his runs have come by way of big hits and tops the list of leading run scorers for the season.
Though he has done exceedingly well in the longer format, Iyer’s outing in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015 has not been as impressive as it was expected to be.
Playing for Mumbai and having featured in 6 games, he has been able to score only 222 runs at an average of 37.00 with 84 as his best. He has just one half-century to his credit and a strike rate of 101.36.
For someone who is known for his explosive batting and being compared to none other than Virender Sehwag, the numbers clearly are not justifiable. He finished at the 35th position in the table of ‘most run-getters’ as compared to his numero uno position in the identical table of Ranji Trophy 2015-16.
Featuring in 8 games (8 innings), remaining unbeaten on one occasion, Iyer, in Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2016, the domestic T20 format, has scored 284 runs at an average of 35.50 with 86 as his individual best. He had recorded 149.47 strike rate. He also has two half-centuries to his credit.
With quite a few players in the national team not living upto expectations recently, the BCCI selectors would be on the prowl during IPL 2016 season to spot real talents those could go on to find a place in the national team.
Having such a prolific record, Iyer would already have come under the selectors’ radar and his performance in this IPL season would only further his cause. Sooner than later, Iyer could be seen donning Indian colours.