Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer’s misery against short deliveries continued on Monday, July 4 in the second innings of the fifth Test match against England at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. He once again failed to make an impact for the Indian team in the Test match. Shreyas was dismissed cheaply for nineteen runs in the innings by Matthew Potts.
The right-handed batter came out to bat at number six, after the dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara. He looked in decent touch, scoring three boundaries during his stay at the crease. However, for the second time in the match, he fell to the short ball ploy by the English bowlers.
Interestingly, the England coach Brendon McCullum signaled to his players to bowl short deliveries against the Indian cricketer. The hosts put three fielders on the boundary for a false shot against short deliveries. Matthew Potts bowled a delivery around the batter’s head, who took the eyes off it and played a pull shot, which went straight to mid-wicket. James Anderson completed the catch to send Shreyas Iyer back to the hut.
Shreyas Iyer ❌Short Ball pic.twitter.com/bFtG1MgwIb
— News18 CricketNext (@cricketnext) July 4, 2022
In the first innings as well, the England pacer James Anderson bowled short angling in delivery around the ribs of Shreyas Iyer. The right-hander tried to glance it but got beaten for pace. Wicket-keeper Sam Billing flew to his left and completed a brilliant catch. Shreyas Iyer could manage only 34 runs in total in the fifth Test match. His weakness against short deliveries has been very well exploited by the England bowlers.
Let’s take a look at how Twitterati reacted to Shreyas Iyer’s dismissal:
Will admit bias, but there is no way Shreyas should be playing in BGT facing Pat Cummins & friends.
— Srinivas R (@srini_r_twit) July 4, 2022
Shreyas Iyer in nutshell pic.twitter.com/rO7yqeDGBK
— Ganesh (@ganeshs272) July 4, 2022
Shreyas Iyer needs to sort his short ball problem asap. The word is travelling fast against his weakness #ENGvIND
— Vishesh Roy (@vroy38) July 4, 2022
Shreyas Iyer is a good dancer. So much so that he dances on the cricket pitch too. Bouncer is his favourite tune.#ENGvIND
— Sanket (@sankulyaa) July 4, 2022
— Avoid Toxic People (@imbalarajan) July 4, 2022
That Baz sign saying where to bowl to Shreyas may look weird on TV but that's something everyone knows, where he is not comfortable. Hopefully spurs Shreyas enough to find a counter and comes out of it stronger.pic.twitter.com/Lj5yXEpj8X
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 4, 2022
Today’s Shreyas Iyer wicket is a perfect example of a ‘walking wicket ‘ in test cricket . The England coach was signalling from balcony to bowl short balls to Shreyas . Joke
— Rajiv Krishna (@rajivkrishn86) July 4, 2022
Shreyas is becoming another Suresh Raina against Short ball… Being a bunny…
Hope he corrects his technique swiftly unlike raina…
— Shriram 🎢 (@shriramtweet) July 4, 2022
With the number of talents fighting for places in the NT, Shreyas Iyer's weakness against bouncers can lead to him losing his place in the team in the future.
— Sayanth (@Sayanth_rajith) July 4, 2022
Shreyas Iyer finds himself caught up in the pace bowling pandemic. Rooting for a better comeback!
IND could have played a Better Test Cricketer in place of Iyer but in a crucial match, we've this ordinary bat.
— Tukun (@SuvTK7) July 4, 2022
Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant slam fifties as India’s lead goes past 300
The Indian team leads by 331 runs after sixty-four overs in their second innings of the match. They are 199 for the loss of six wickets at the moment. All-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur are at the crease for India.
Last evening, Cheteshwar Pujara got to his fifty, while Rishabh Pant slammed his half-century in the first session on day four. Veteran pacer Stuart Broad has picked a couple of wickets in the innings. He dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari.