Wasim Jaffer

Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer has identified that Shreyas Iyer does have drawbacks in opposition to tempo, which he should overcome on condition that he bats within the prime order in T20Is.

Wasim mentioned that Iyer is not going to actually imagine as nice in opposition to tempo as he does in opposition to spin and it was apparent by the best way the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper staggered his sport within the first T20I in opposition to South Africa on Thursday in New Delhi.

Shreyas Iyer
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Shreyas Iyer scored a 27-ball 36 in opposition to South Africa within the first T20I collection after changing Virat Kohli, who’d been rested and together with Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. Iyer went after the spinners, smashing three sixes and a boundary, however he solely dealt with 13 off 17 deliveries.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Picture: BCCI

Iyer’s scoring charge in opposition to tempo, even within the Indian Premier League, wants to face out at barely greater than 120. In T20I cricket, Mumbai batsmen strike at a charge of over 150 in opposition to spin, however solely within the low 130s in opposition to tempo.

‘Iyer must work on some pictures’: Wasim Jaffer

Wasim Jaffer believes that Iyer is not going to be as comfy in opposition to tempo as he’s in opposition to spin.

“You know the way when Shreyas will get caught, he strikes round lots on the wicket?

“He goes exterior and intends to get to the opposite facet. In any other case, he received’t be hitting many boundaries or sixes off, quick bowlers. “He tried to take down Shamsi, after which Ishan Kishan ended up taking up the Keshav Maharaj danger,” Wasim Jaffer instructed ESPNCricinfo.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Picture: BCCI

“Sooner or later, he wants to determine some pictures that may permit him to manage quick bowlers as properly. He’s batting within the prime 4 and it isn’t a backend batsman.

“So he must work on his play, notably his boundary hitting in opposition to quick bowlers. That inning might’ve been a lot finest. If he would have hit a bunch extra residence runs on this inning, he might have added one other 10-15 runs,” Wasim Jaffer continued.

On Sunday, June 12, India and South Africa will play the second T20I of their five-match collection. The sport is about to happen at Cuttack’s Barabati Stadium.

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