Aakash Chopra reckons Shreyas Iyer is still in the running to make India’s T20 World Cup roster.
Shreyas is not a member of the Indian team’s 15-person team for the forthcoming Asia Cup 2022, which begins on August 27 and will be played in the UAE. The three reserves chosen for the competition include him, though.
Aakash Chopra discussed the middle-order batting alternatives for Team India for the upcoming World Cup in a video posted on his YouTube page. Regarding Shreyas, he had the option to talk:
“The international statistics for Shreyas Iyer from the most recent World Cup are exceptional. His name (Asia Cup) is not listed here, but he has a compelling argument. After the T20 World Cup, he participated in 17 games, scoring 479 runs at an average of nearly 40 and a strike rate of 140. I believe that he is still in the running.”
It would be difficult for Shreyas Iyer to make India’s T20 World Cup roster unless one of the other specialized batsmen is ruled out of the competition.
‘Suryakumar Yadav is not in the race’: Aakash Chopra
Suryakumar Yadav’s position in the Indian middle order, in the opinion of Aakash Chopra, is unquestionable.
Aakash Chopra concluded: “With 15 games under his belt, Suryakumar Yadav has amassed 491 runs at an average of 35 and a strike rate of 181 in 15 games. The game is over and done now. His identity is without dispute. He is leading the pack even though he is not participating in the race.”
Yadav has a stellar T20I cricket record for Team India. In 23 T20Is, the unorthodox batsman has scored 672 runs at an amazing average of 37.33 and an exceptional strike rate of 175.45.