IND v AUS 2020: ‘I don’t see Shreyas Iyer in the playing XI for the Test matches immediately’ – Aakash Chopra

Sudev Haldar
3 years ago

Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra said that Shreyas Iyer is unlikely to be drafted into the playing XI at the start of the Test series against Australia.

Shreyas Iyer made some extraordinary performances during the limited-overs leg of the tour.

He produce this ovservation while responding to viewer questions in a video shared on his YouTube channel.

Aakash Chopra was asked if Shreyas Iyer will make it to the playing XI for Tests now, with Rohit Sharma unlikely to be available at least for the first two matches.

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“His name will not come in the XI. In my opinion, it will not come because there are players who have been picked before him. Let’s go in the chronological order.”

He pointed out that Shreyas Iyer will have to bide his time, as Shubman Gill and KL Rahul are likely to get opportunities in the Test team before him.

“To be fair, his name is not yet added to the team but whenever that happens, he has very good first-class numbers but the team already has Shubman Gill and KL Rahul, so whoever was selected before him, they will get the opportunity first, Shreyas Iyer will get his chance a little later.”

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