Rishabh Pant scored only 20 runs and got out playing an atrocious shot when he had the chance to score big. The southpaw stitched only 25 runs for the third wicket before getting out to leave India in trouble at 101/3 in the 23rd over. But Iyer’s arrival brought a sense of calm to the proceedings. He rotated the strike well and hit timely boundaries which took the pressure off Virat Kohli as well who was getting tired at the other end in humid conditions.
Shreyas will naturally get that promotion
Zaheer Khan pointed out the trend of the team over the last two years with the management promoting different players at four. Even during the World Cup, Hardik Pandya batted at the much-debated position on a couple of occasions to up the scoring rate.
“Virat at the toss had already said that there is some flexibility regarding the number four spot. And it has been a trend of the past couple of years, if someone has played a good innings at a different number, he has been promoted. So, Shreyas Iyer, I think will naturally get that promotion to the number four position which will work better for Rishabh Pant in due course,” Zaheer said.
With a lot of cricket to be played in the near future, Shreyas Iyer would just want to be consistent to seal his place in the team and in due course, it is very much possible that he bats at four and solve the long-standing problem once and for all.