Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer has said he hopes to make the Indian Test squad soon. He is currently playing the white ball formats for India but has not yet been considered for the longest format. However, the 26-year-old is optimistic about catching up with the team soon.
Iyer recently suffered a shoulder injury. He managed to fully recover from it and slowly returned to his groove. He will return to competitive cricket for the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the IPL 2021. Before the big event, Iyer spoke to India Today about his ambitions to play for the Indian Test team.
“Yes a lot. Every time I open the Instagram page of the Indian cricket team and see the photos (of the Test team), I feel like I want to be part of the red ball team. This is because my journey started from the red ball. My scenarios with Ranji Trophy and India A have been smooth so far.”
“I personally feel that I can be part of the test team and help them to be just as consistent as they are at present. It is definitely the dream of every player to play all three formats. And very soon it will happen. I’m positive about that,He said.
‘It will be nice to be part of the team’ – Shreyas Iyer in the current Test team
Shreyas Iyer mainly climbed the rankings after good performances in first-class matches. His IPL period may have earned him the Indian white ball match, but he was already grounded in his Ranji Trophy matches as a good batsman.
In 54 first-class matches, Iyer picked up 4,592 runs with an excellent average of 52.18. It contains 23 fifties and 12 centuries, with a high score of 202 *. After playing so many games in the domestic court, Iyer understands the kind of mental determination needed to play the longest format.
“Test cricket tests you mentally and physically. It’s not easy to play 5 days. I’ve done this in the past. We regularly played rugby matches in Ranji Trophy. If we reach the final, we will play 11 matches.“
“The mental toughness is necessary as it demands your mind, and certainly, it is a completely different level. I totally feel that it would be nice to be part of the team because of the way they work, ”Called Iyer.
For the first time, Shreyas Iyer is training in the UAE for the second leg of the IPL 2021. He represents the Delhi Capitals (DC), who are at the top of the standings with six wins from eight matches. The party gathering resumes on September 19, with Indian Mumbai (MI) against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).