Former India batsman Aakash Chopra believes that Shreyas Iyer looked troubled after being dropped from the remaining three-match Test squad and he needs to improve his technique to face the short ball. Shreyas struggled in the first two Test matches against England as he scored 35, 13, 27 and 29. Even in the two-match Test series against South Africa, Iyer struggled to score runs as he scored 41 runs in both the matches. “If sources are to be believed, he was available for selection but he was dropped. And there are a few reasons for that. He has not scored runs in the last 12-13 innings and the way he was batting was not good. His It's okay to choose.” “Out on the bouncers, but the way he was trying to deal with them showed he was not confident,” Chopra said while hosting GeoCinema's sports show '#Aakashvani.'
He compared Iyer's performance to that of Shubman Gill, who also struggled to get runs on the board, but managed to overcome his barren run by scoring a century in the second innings of the second Test.
Chopra believes that even when Gill was not scoring runs, he did not seem worried about the lack of runs. He said, “Both Shubman Gill and Shreyas were under pressure till recently, but Gill never looked ugly or too worried, even when he was not scoring. But Iyer looked troubled. He needed to work on his technique against the short ball. Is required.” Added.
The series is currently tied at 1-1, India will play its third Test against England in Rajkot on Thursday.
India Team: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (WK), KS Bharat (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel. , Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep.
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