Shreyas Iyer

Player Profile: Shreyas Santosh Iyer

  • Full Name: Shreyas Santosh Iyer
  • Born: December 06, 1994, Mumbai
  • Age: 28 years, 258 days
  • Batting Style: Right-hand Bat
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm Offbreak, Legbreak Googly
  • Playing Role: Top order Batter

Teams:

  • India
  • Delhi Capitals
  • India A (India Blues)
  • India B
  • India Blue
  • India Green
  • India Under-19s (Young Cricketers)
  • Indian Board President’s XI
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Mumbai
  • Mumbai Cricket Association XI
  • Mumbai Under-19s
  • Rest of India
  • West Zone

Overview: Shreyas Iyer is a talented Indian cricketer known for his aggressive style of play as a top-order batter. Born on December 06, 1994, in Mumbai, Iyer has showcased a unique blend of classical cricket shots and powerful strokes.

IPL Journey: Iyer caught the spotlight when Delhi Daredevils (now known as Delhi Capitals) acquired him for Rs 2.6 crore in the 2015 IPL auction. He justified this investment by amassing 439 runs in that season and was honored with the IPL Emerging Player of the Year award. Over the subsequent six seasons, he consistently performed for the team, becoming one of their mainstays and eventually their captain. He averaged over 400 runs per season on four occasions.

Domestic and Under-19 Career: Shreyas Iyer’s journey began in the Under-19 ranks, where he played a crucial role in India’s fifth-place finish in the 2014 World Cup, scoring consecutive fifties in the playoffs. He made his debut in first-class cricket for Mumbai the following season and evolved from a middle-order player to an opener, where he excelled. He finished as the team’s leading run-scorer with an average of over 50. Iyer had an exceptional Ranji Trophy season, accumulating 1321 runs at an average of 73, including a century in the final that contributed to Mumbai’s 41st title win.

International Debut and Success: Despite the calls for his inclusion in the Indian side, it took some time for Iyer to make his international debut. He made his debut in white-ball formats before receiving an opportunity in Test cricket. He achieved his maiden century for India in an ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2020. On his Test debut against the same team, he recorded a century and a fifty at home. His standout performance came in a Ranchi ODI in October 2022, where he guided India to a successful chase of 282 against South Africa with an unbeaten 113.

Career Stats:

  • Test Matches: 10
    • Innings: 16
    • Runs: 666
    • Highest Score: 105
    • Average: 44.40
    • Centuries: 1
    • Half-Centuries: 5
    • Catches: 12
  • ODIs: 42
    • Innings: 38
    • Runs: 1631
    • Highest Score: 113*
    • Average: 46.60
    • Centuries: 2
    • Half-Centuries: 14
    • Catches: 16
  • T20Is: 49
    • Innings: 45
    • Runs: 1043
    • Highest Score: 74*
    • Average: 30.67
    • Centuries: 0
    • Half-Centuries: 7
    • Catches: 14
  • First-Class Matches: 65
    • Innings: 110
    • Runs: 5366
    • Highest Score: 202*
    • Average: 51.10
    • Centuries: 13
    • Half-Centuries: 29
    • Catches: 49
  • List A Matches: 124
    • Innings: 117
    • Runs: 4794
    • Highest Score: 148
    • Average: 45.65
    • Centuries: 9
    • Half-Centuries: 31
    • Catches: 54
  • T20 Matches: 197
    • Innings: 193
    • Runs: 5217
    • Highest Score: 147
    • Average: 32.00
    • Centuries: 2
    • Half-Centuries: 33
    • Catches: 78

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