Iyer’s Captaincy Improving With Every Game: Munro

Written by Vipin Darwade

New Zealand opener Colin Munro has been biding his time with the Delhi Capitals this season. South African Colin Ingram has been preferred ahead of him in the first half of IPL-12 but Ingram’s modest returns finally opened the doors for Munro in Sunday night’s game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

And Munro was all praise for captain Shreyas Iyer, who he feels is very adept at reading the game despite his still despite his “young age.”

“Last year he got going, became captain sort of half-way through the IPL. He’s taken the opportunity with both hands now,” Munro said. “There is a very calm and collected way that he plays in, which you can see on the field…His captaincy is improving with every game. He is definitely a very good reader of the game at such an young age.”

The powerful Kiwi opener grabbed the first opportunity that he got this season with both hands and smashed a 24-ball 40 on a slowish Hyderabad wicket.

“I think it’s up to me, batting in so many different conditions in nets across India, it’s hard to know where your game is. So you have got to rely on your instincts and past performances. Today it was just the case of ‘see ball, hit ball’ and I was lucky to get a few in the middle,” Munro said after the win on Sunday.

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