Iyer hopeful of playing against New Zealand

Shreyas Iyer has been on the fringes of Indian cricket team for long now. He has been named in the Test, ODI and T20Is squads on various tours but could never find a place in the playing XI. But, the right-handed batsman is confident that he will finally get his international debut in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand which begins on Wednesday in New Delhi.
Iyer hopeful of playing against New Zealand
Shreyas Iyer

New Delhi

“Obviously I am hoping that if I am selected (in the squad) then I will play as well. We have three matches and if I play even one then it is a good feeling. I am not thinking about playing.
Even if I am sitting out, I will put effort. In the end, the team should win,” Iyer said.
For Iyer to be included in the playing XI, India will have to find a place in the middle-order.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have been the in-form openers for India in limited-overs cricket.
Iyer, however, has said that he has no problem playing at any batting position.
“I am very flexible and I don’t mind batting at any number.
Even in the IPL I was shuffled from number four to number three and it didn’t really matter because I am comfortable playing in any position. If I play the game, I’ll bat at any number and will give my best,” he said.
Iyer has had a good stint with India ‘A’ recently and he led the team to series win in South Africa. He scored a century in the final game against South Africa ‘A’.

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