“Don’t ignore Shreyas Iyer’s performance”: VVS Laxman’s plea to Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli

Shreyas Iyer is the 16th Indian batsman to score a hundred at the start of the test.© AFP

After the first test in Kanpur ended in a draw, India and New Zealand will face off in the second and final match of the series at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Indian team will see the return of their regular skipper, Virat Kohli, to the Mumbai Test, after the star hitter took a break from the T20I series and the first Test against New Zealand. With the return of Kohli to the team, the management of the team is in a dilemma over who to replace to fit the skipper on the side.

Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman weighed in on the situation, saying that Shreyas Iyer, who hit a century and a half on his Test debut in Kanpur, should be kept in line.

“Shreyas Iyer beat both halves and scored a hundred in his first set of tests and then continued with a fantastic half century. Both halves came when the team was under pressure, so it was a fantastic performance by Shreyas Iyer, “Laxman said of the Star Sports show” Follow the Blues. “

Laxman also gave his opinion on the possible XI of the game, saying that he would have given up Mayank Aggarwal from Mumbai Test.


“It will be difficult, but I think Mayank Aggarwal in both halves gave a disappointing performance and was uncomfortable in the fold. Cheteshwar Pujara has the ability to open, he has opened the innings before.

“The position with number 3 can be occupied by Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli can come on number 4 and Shreyas can come on number 5 because how can you ignore his performance. So, I think it is a difficult call that Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli have Hope to make the right decision and not ignore the performance of Shreyas Iyer “, added the former middle batsman of India.

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