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What happened to Shreyas Iyer?

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I admit I didn't follow the matches he played, neither have I seen him much in IPL. My limited knowledge about him comes from news reports, match links, ICF, highlight videos etc. But he seems like a candidate for our middle order. 5 innings, 210 runs, avg 42, SR 96.33 sure looks good on paper. One of those innings was on a Dharamsala greentop where we were bundled out for 112...we are never getting pitches like that in the WC. Remove that knock and he averages 50+ with SR 100+. And it seems he is a good fielder. His list A (and FC) numbers are pretty good especially the SR, and his domestic form has been good in recent years. 

 

Why do you think he was sidelined? Did you guys notice any glaring technical weakness that rules out success at the highest level? Was he being selfish, mentally shot or a dick, as in any behavioral problems? Or did he have any documented altercation with Kohli and coach?

 

Not saying he is a Lara reincarnate but how bad must you be when TM considers Rahane, Rayudu, DK as better alternatives for that #4 spot? And he is a natural top middle order batsman in domestics unlike Rahul, that must be taken into account. Perfect age too, neither an oldie nor a kid, could have been a long term investment.

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10 minutes ago, SK_IH said:

He was unnecessarily dropped post the SA tour , another one of those Kohli and TM victims. He should still be part of WC squad.

So there wasn't any glaring weakness, he performed acceptably and they still dropped him, dumb fukcers :facepalm:

Remember how post his debut, Raina was such a joke against the short ball. But skipper Dravid and later Dhoni persisted with him, groomed him and we reaped the results after 2009-10. Donkey Kohli has no sense of long term planning. 

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Technique doesnt really matter in the middle overs of an odi game .He reminds me of morgan ,has good hand eye coordination and power but like so many of these batsmen cant bowl at all,which mean they are all fighting for that 1 slot ie no 4.

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3 hours ago, SK_IH said:

He was unnecessarily dropped post the SA tour , another one of those Kohli and TM victims. He should still be part of WC squad.

Also,Wasn’t it Nair who was sent back to India from England while Hanuma Vihari was called in?

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3 minutes ago, Vk1 said:

Have said this multiple times.. this guy was the best candidate for the no 4 slot.. can accelerate, play long innings.. more importantly has the aggressive attitude 

i have never seen him play at slow pace even in first class cricket

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13 minutes ago, Vk1 said:

Guess not having the secondary skill plus sudden rise of Rayudu somehow pegged him back.

I think Rayudu got into the team on the back of CSK performances. He has his first good season in yrs there and then he gets fastracked into the India side;

 

 

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On 3/14/2019 at 12:25 AM, Gollum said:

I admit I didn't follow the matches he played, neither have I seen him much in IPL. His list A (and FC) numbers are pretty good especially the SR, and his domestic form has been good in recent years.

Shreyas Iyer in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018:

 

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
SS Iyer 7 6 2 373 144 93.25 344 108.43 2 2 0 24 22

(Mumbai)

 

Shreyas Iyer in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019:

 

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
SS Iyer 10 10 2 484 147 60.50 318 152.20 2 1 0 29 36
(Mumbai)

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