Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer
ind India
Nick name
Shreyas Iyer
Batting style
Right Hand Bat
Bowling style
Right-arm off-break Nationality Indian
Current Team
Indian Premier League 2016
December 6, 1994

The youngster from the stables of Mumbai has been creating waves since his debut for his domestic team in 2014. After finishing as his team’s highest run-getter in the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy, he also topped the list of top run-getters for DD with 439 runs in his debut season. He carried his form into the 2015-16 domestic season, finishing at the top of the charts in Ranji Trophy with 1321 runs in the tournament at an average of 73.38 and a strike rate of 92.70. A confident stroke-player, the top-order bat has a tendency to push the opposition on the back-foot with his aggressive style of batting. Shreyas, who was bought by the Daredevils for a whopping Rs. 2.6 crore ahead of IPL 2015, was retained by the franchise ahead of the 2016 season. With his coach, Pravin Amre by his side in the IPL as well, he will have the opportunity to pick the brains of Rahul Dravid as well as he looks to make his mark on the big stage.

Shreyas Iyer is an attacking top-order batsman capable of marrying classical shots with brute force. Iyer made headlines when Delhi Daredevils bought him at the 2015 IPL auction for a whopping INR 2.6 crore, and he repaid the faith with interest. Opening the batting, he aggregated 439 runs from 14 matches and went to win the IPL emerging player of the year award. By the end of the 2015-16 season, the hushed whispers calling for him to be fast-tracked to the national side had become a loud chorus as Iyer’s career graph took another quantum leap in the Ranji Trophy. He amassed 1321 runs at an average of 73.38, including a century in the final, to help Mumbai storm to their 41st title.

Iyer had come through the Under-19 ranks, hitting back-to-back half-centuries in the playoffs to help India Under-19s finish fifth in the 2014 World Cup in the UAE. Iyer made his first-class debut for Mumbai in 2014-15, and after a lukewarm stint in the middle-order, Iyer was eventually promoted. He finished as the team’s leading run-getter with 809 runs at an average of 50.56.

Indian Premier League 2016


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