India batsman Shreyas Iyer has been one of the most consistent scorers since the 2019 World Cup. Iyer had a good run in the away series against New Zealand. He stood the test of time and came out as a potential answer to India’s no.4 conundrum.
During a question-answer session with his fans on the micro-blogging site, Iyer responded to the question related to his Test ambitions. The right-hand batsman has so far played 18 ODIs and 22 matches in the shortest format of the game. He hit a maiden hundred against the Kiwis in the first ODI and has been knocking the door to get a Test break.
Responding to the fan’s query, Iyer tweeted, “It is the ultimate test. It’s every cricketer’s dream to play Test cricket. I’m eagerly waiting for my opportunity to represent my country in whites also.”
It is the ultimate test. It's every cricketer's dream to play Test cricket. I'm eagerly waiting for my opportunity to represent my country in whites also. https://t.co/UIa33u2tFy
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) March 25, 2020
Earlier, the 25-year-old had said that he feels at home batting at no.4. Iyer has the ability to construct an inning according to the situation. At the same time, the Mumbai cricketer can be seen playing those lusty hits.
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During an interview with Times of India, Iyer sounded confident of batting in the top four. “Yes, I do feel comfortable now batting at No 4. I’ve done that for a while now and it’s beginning to feel like it’s the space where I belong – so why not? But let me reiterate this: If you’re going to play at the highest level, it’s about what the team wants and the concerns that need to be addressed at that given moment in time,” said Iyer.
Like Iyer, many batters are waiting in the wing to cement a Test spot. For example, take the case of KL Rahul, who was prolific in the white-ball format against New Zealand. Iyer’s consistency and ability to play percentage cricket might help him get a nod in the red-ball format once cricket takes the center stage again.