AB de Villiers has expressed his admiration for Shreyas Iyer’s batting skills. Shreyas Iyer has indeed been an important player for the Indian cricket team in the 50-over format. He has shown his ability to anchor the innings and play aggressive shots when needed, making him a valuable asset in the middle order.
Iyer’s journey has had its ups and downs, including a back injury that sidelined him for a period of time. However, his comeback, highlighted by a brilliant hundred against Australia in the second ODI, showcased his resilience and talent. It’s no wonder that players like AB de Villiers appreciate his batting style.
As for the comparison between Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill, both players have their unique strengths. Shreyas Iyer is more experienced in the ODI format and has proven himself as a dependable middle-order batsman. On the other hand, Shubman Gill is a young and talented opener who has shown promise in both Test and limited-overs cricket. It’s always interesting to see how players of different styles and roles contribute to their respective teams, and cricket fans will be eager to see how both of them perform in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023.
AB de Villiers highlighted Shreyas Iyer‘s composure and calmness while batting and compared his batting style to Shubman Gill.
“I love watching Shreyas Iyer bat. I love what he does in the middle, always composed, very calm, and reminds me of Shubman Gill,” said De Villiers.
Shubman Gill has been going through the form of his life, scoring 1230 runs in 20 matches at an impressive average of 72.35 and a strike rate of 105.04 this year. He has smashed five centuries and five half-centuries, with his best score being 208 against New Zealand.
India’s ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule
October 8 – India vs Australia, Chennai, 2 PM IST
October 11 – India vs Afghanistan, Delhi, 2 PM IST
October 14 – India vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad, 2 PM IST
October 19 – India vs Bangladesh, Pune, 2 PM IST
October 22 – India vs New Zealand, Dharamshala, 2 PM IST
October 29 – India vs England, Lucknow, 2 PM IST
November 2 – India vs Sri Lanka, Mumbai, 2 PM IST
November 5 – India vs South Africa, Kolkata, 2 PM IST
November 12 – India vs Netherlands, Bengaluru, 2 PM IST
India World Cup Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav