Shreyas Iyer at 4 is still a concern for Team India

The back-to-back failures of Shreyas Iyer and his exposed weakness towards short-pitched deliveries have not been good for him and the team. Whenever Shreyas Iyer is on strike, any pacer from any opposition makes no mistake while bowling short-pitched deliveries to him. At one point, Iyer looked comfortable while managing the short-pitch deliveries but he kept thinking about the short deliveries which led to the wrong shot selection and got out cheaply.

Shreyas Iyer’s Performances in the World Cup 2023 so far:

vsRunsBalls4s, 6s
Afghanistan25*231, 1
Pakistan53*623, 2
Bangladesh19252, 0
New Zealand33296, 0

Shreyas has scored a total of 134 runs with an average of 33.5 and an S/R of 84.81 including 12 Fours and 3 Sixes. He registered only 1 half-century in the 6 matches, and in the 6th match when India batted first he had the perfect opportunity to show his skillset on a slow pitch of Lucknow.

If this happens in continuation there’s a very big possibility that Shreyas Iyer will lose his spot from the playing 11 in the upcoming matches of India before moving into the semi-finals. Team management will want to give Ishan Kishan a good number of games before the knockouts, who reasonably did well at No. 4 during the Asia Cup 2023 tournament. Also, with the help of Ishan Kishan as a left-handed batsman team management can have a variety in the middle-order.

Suryakumar Yadav who has been given the opportunity in the absence of Hardik Pandya to fill the gap as a batsman at number 6, will have to make use of the opportunities otherwise this World Cup 2023 tournament could be his last series of chances.