Shreyas Iyer

India
Age
December 6, 1994 (27 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Mumbai
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
India
Bowling Style
Leg break googly

Shreyas Iyer is a 25-year-old right-handed batsman who has represented India in ODIs and T20Is. Currently, he is an active player who captains Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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-
-
Bowling
-
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Team played

India, India A, India B, Indian Board Presidents XI, India Green, Rest of India, West Zone, Delhi Capitals, India Under-19, Mumbai, NaMo Bandra Blasters

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
19
18
1
677
103
39.82
701
96.58
1
7
73
11
T20I
28
26
7
550
67
28.95
411
133.82
0
3
44
22
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
79
79
10
2180
96
31.59
1751
124.5
0
15
177
85

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
19
2
12
15
0
-
7.5
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
28
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
79
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

ODI Career

Shreyas Iyer has scored 748 runs in 18 games at 49.86 with one ton and 8 fifties. He played his first match against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala, scoring 9 in a match that India lost following a batting collapse. He got his first half-century in his next game against the same rivals in Mohali when he made 88 off 70 balls to help India post a mammoth score of 392/4 before they restricted Sri Lanka to a score of 251/8. With a score of 65 in the third ODI of the series in Vishakhapatnam, Iyer seemed to be establishing himself as a reliable member of the Indian squad. India began their reply after bowling out Sri Lanka for 213. The scorecard read 14/1 when Iyer took guard at the wicket. Then followed a 135-run stand between Shreyas and Shikhar Dhawan. Iyer’s innings of 65 came in 63 balls, with 8 fours and a six, and when he departed with the scorecard reading 149/2 India had more than 27 overs left to score the remaining runs in.

Then came India’s tour of South Africa, in which Iyer had disappointing scores of 18 and 30. However, with four fifties (71, 65, 70, and 53) against the West Indies, two each, away and home, Iyer began to find his stride. Then, in a home series against Australia, he had only one creditable match-winning innings of 44 not out in Bangalore. However, Iyer was an unqualified success on the tour of New Zealand when he registered his first ODI century (103). Shreyas came to the crease with the score reading 54 for 2 to be involved in a 102-run partnership for the third wicket with Kohli. After Kohli’s departure, he had another fruitful stand of 136 for the fourth wicket with KL Rahul. Despite Iyer’s 103 off 107 balls, with 11 fours and a six, New Zealand enjoyed a 4-wicket victory, going on to subject India to a 3-0 whitewash with Iyer’s subsequent innings of 52 and 62 also going in vain.

T20 Career

Shreyas has scored 417 runs in 22 T20Is at 27.80 with 2 fifties, including his top score of 62. He played his first game against New Zealand in Delhi in November 2017. He did not get to bat in a match that India won by 53 runs. He had some good starts that he failed to convert and after a couple of series against Sri Lanka and South Africa, found himself out of favour. Nevertheless, the Indian selectors turned back to Iyer when Bangladesh toured India, late in 2019, for a three-match series. Iyer grabbed the opportunity with his both hands, scoring 22 in Delhi and 24 not out in Rajkot before registering his first fifty and making 62 in Nagpur on 10 November to help India post a score of 174/5 which resulted in a 30-run win after India had bowled out the guests for 144. Iyer had another useful innings of 34 against the visiting Sri Lanka team in Indore, helping India win the game.

He was particularly impressive on India’s tour of New Zealand at the end of the year. In the first of a five-match series, Iyer made 58 not out in Auckland. Batting first, New Zealand made a formidable score of 203/5. Replying, India lost Rohit Sharma early on and Kohli departed after a 99-run stand with KL Rahul when the scoreboard read 115/2. In walked Iyer and smashed 58 runs off 29 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes. Riding on his sensational knock, India managed to chase down the target with 6 wickets and 6 balls to spare. He followed up that knock with 44 in the second game at the same venue. Though he scored only 17 and 1 in the next two games that were tied (and subsequently won by India in tiebreakers), Iyer made an unbeaten 33 in the final game in Mount Maunganui to help India to a 5-0 clean sweep.

Shreyas Iyer in IPL

Iyer has been playing in the IPL since 2015. In five seasons, he has scored 1681 runs at 30.56 with 13 fifties, including his top score of 96. Delhi Daredevils invested about $430,000 in Iyer in the IPL 2015 auction, making the youngster the highest-paid uncapped IPL player. In his inaugural season, he played 14 games, scoring 439 runs at 33.76, and was named Emerging Player of the season. DD hung on to Iyer in the IPL 2018 auction and in April 2018, he replaced Gautam Gambhir as skipper of the side. He was just about 23 years and four months old when he led the side against Kolkata Knight Riders, which made Iyer the youngest skipper in the history of the competition.

He registered his highest IPL score of an unbeaten 93 off 40 balls in his first game as captain, helping his team to a score of 219/5 and paving the way for a 55-run victory that was one of the only two wins by the side that season. DD batted first and were off to a flyer on the back of an opening stand of 59 between Colin Munro and debutant Prithvi Shaw. Taking guard at 59, Iyer played what was arguably the most dominant innings of his career, making 93 off 40 balls at a strike rate of 232.50. The innings, embellished by 3 fours and 10 sixes, boosted the DD score to a formidable 219/4. In reply, KKR could manage only 164/9 in their allotted overs.

In 2019, the team, now called Delhi Capitals, retained Iyer at the helm and under his captaincy, DC reached the playoffsthe first time they have done so since the 2012 season.

Family of Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer is the son of Santosh Iyer who comes from Thrissur in Kerala and Rohini Iyer with roots in Mangalore. Many years ago, the middle-class family settled in Mumbai where Shreyas was born in December 1994 and developed his cricket skills, coached and mentored by former India cricketer Pravin Amre.

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