Cricketer Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer is a prominent Indian cricketer known for his batting skills across all formats. Here’s a summary:

  • Playing Style: Right-handed batsman with occasional leg break googly bowling.
  • Teams:
    • International: India (all formats)
    • Domestic: Mumbai
    • IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders (Captain)
  • Accomplishments:
    • Scored a century on debut Test match against New Zealand in 2021 (became the 16th Indian to do so).
    • First Indian player to score a century and a half-century in both innings of his debut Test match.
    • Led Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2024 season.
    • Broke Virat Kohli’s record for most runs by an Indian batsman in a 3-match T20I bilateral series (2022).
  • Current Status:
    • As of May 6, 2024, Iyer is not part of the BCCI’s central contract due to missing the Ranji Trophy despite board’s instructions.
    • However, he remains a crucial player for Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL season.

Iyer is considered a talented batsman with leadership potential. There have been talks about him being groomed for future Indian captaincy.