Shreyas Iyer is making his case stronger for the national team reckoning.
The young batsman, who is a part of the Delhi Daredevils squad in this edition of the Indian Premier League, has been in great form in the tournament off late.
Last year, Iyer had impressed people with his batting in the Ranji Trophy as well which is the first class domestic tournament in India.
And, now he is showing his class in the shortest format.
Iyer is not the most orthodox and stylish young batsman. He would not please the eyes of the purists of the game, but, he is very gutsy and that is the most important thing these days.
You might not be very talented, but, if you have the dare and audacity to take on the best, you are more likely to achieve success.
And Iyer is actually not someone with zero technique. He might not look that gracious while playing shots, but, his defence is quite sound.
When he opts for forward defence, he makes sure that he plays the ball right under his nose and his head is in a good position.
That’s a very good sign in a young player. If he can defend well and can play the big shots too, there can’t be a better combination.
After the IPL, the Indian team has to visit Bangladesh for a short One Day International series and it’s almost certain that most of the seniors would be rested for that tour.
So, it might not be too long a wait for Iyer as far as making his international debut is concerned.
Iyer’s opening partner at Delhi Daredevils, Mayank Agrawal is also a brilliant stroke player and he also seems to be knocking the door of the Indian team.