This year, the Indian squad will compete in major events such as the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup, but before that, the team’s standout batter Shreyas Iyer has revealed a major flaw.
In fact, Shreyas has struggled to score runs against quick bowlers in the past, and former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has recently underlined this.
Irfan Pathan admitted on Star Sports that Shreyas is appearing pale in front of the fast bowlers. ‘Yes, Shreyas is fighting Paes,’ he replied. This has happened not only in this series but also on a few other occasions.
Even during the IPL, we witnessed that when bowlers with speeds greater than 140 kmph came in front, they have a problem. Their strike rate decreases as well.
Shreyas, according to the former cricketer, prefers to bat against spinners. When bowlers bowl to him at less than 140 kmph, he plays pretty comfortably. But he still has a long way to go against quick bowlers.
Irfan Pathan believes that Iyer will need to concentrate on the ball around the shoulders in particular.
Let us remind you that the T20 World Cup will be held in Australia this year, so if Shreyas Iyer wants to be a part of the Indian team, he will have to overcome the challenges that his fast bowlers are experiencing.
This is especially because the Australian pitch favors quick bowlers, which could pose a significant challenge for Shreyas Iyer.