Shreyas Iyer will find place in T20 World Cup Team: Irfan Pathan

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Even though the ongoing five-match T20I series is not going as per expectations for Shreyas Iyer, who has struggled against the fast bowlers, he is likely to be a part of India’s T20 World Cup team, according to former Indian fast-bowling all-rounder Irfan Pathan. Shreyas, who hammered three back-to-back unbeaten fifties in the three-match series against Sri Lanka in February earlier this year, has scored 36, 40, 14 and 4 in the first four matches against South Africa.

According to the 37-year-old former cricketer, the Mumbaikar is the sort of batter that the Men in Blue need in the side. “He performed really well. He was just coming hard against the bowlers from the word go, and that’s the kind of character you need as well when you want someone to bat higher up the order.”

“At the same time, as far as fast bowling is concerned, he needs to get better, and obviously, because the World Cup is still far away, quite a few games he will be playing. In those games, whenever he is getting the opportunity after all the guys come in, he needs to make sure that he has a consistent performance,” the Baroda cricketer added.



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