Shreyas Iyer, who belongs to Chembur, Mumbai, was born on 6 December 1994. He is a right-handed middle-order batter. Iyer has managed his position in the Indian squad for some time by giving some decent performances. He had captained Delhi’s team in the Indian Premier League and has been named as the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for TATA IPL 2022.
Shreyas Iyer Early Days and Education
Shreyas Iyer did his early schooling at Don Bosco High School, Matunga and went to Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. At the age of 18, Iyer was spotted by Coach Pravin Amre and he trained him in his early cricketing days. During his college life, Shreyas played a crucial role for his team to lift some trophies. In his early days, his teammates used to compare him with Virender Sehwag.
Shreyas Iyer International Debut
Shreyas Iyer Test debut – 3 December 2021 against New Zealand
Shreyas Iyer ODI Debut– 10 December 2017 against Sri Lanka
Shreyas Iyer T20I Debut – 1 November 2017 against New Zealand
Shreyas Iyer Career
Shreyas Iyer Domestic Career
In year 2014, Shreyas represented Trent Bridge team. On a tour to England, he scored record 297 runs in 3 matches. Later, he made his List A debut in the same year for Mumbai. He managed to score 273 runs with a decent average of over 54.
Shreyas played for the India Under-19 cricket team at the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
In the same season (2014-15), he made his Ranji trophy debut. In season 2015-16, he scored 1321 runs including 4 centuries and 7 half centuries. He became the top run getter for the season and 2nd player to score more than 1300 runs in single season.
In 2018, he was named Vice-captain of Mumbai team. He became the leading run scorer in Vijay Hazare trophy in 2018-19 and in Deodhar trophy in 2018.
Later next year in 2019, Shreyas made the highest total by an Indian batter in a T20 match. He played an innings of 147 runs in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match.
In 2021, Shreyas Iyer was signed by Lancashire to play in Royal London One-Day Cup for the season.
Shreyas Iyer International Career
In March 2017, Shreyas Iyer was added in Indian test squad against Australia but was not picked up in playing 11.
Shreyas made his debut in Indian Jersey in T20I against New Zealand in 2017, but he did not get a chance to bat.
Later In the next month, he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Mohali. After giving some decent performances consistently, he became an important member of Indian ODI squad but had to wait for another 2 years for T20I call out.
In 2019 against West Indies, he scored 31 runs in an over and set a record of most runs by an Indian in an over in One Day Internationals.
In January 2020, he made his maiden T20I half century against New Zealand. Next month, he scored his maiden ODI century against New Zealand.
In November 2021, Iyer made his test debut against New Zealand and scored his maiden test century on his debut. He became 16th Indian batter to score a century on Debut.
In 2022 in a series against Sri Lanka, Shreyas made a record of most runs in a bilateral series of 3 T20I matches. He scored 3 consecutive half centuries in 3 T20Is. Later, he was named as the ICC player of the month in February 202.
Shreyas Iyer IPL Career
In 2015, Shreyas was bought by Delhi Daredevils for 2.6 crore. He became the highest earning uncapped player in the league. In his first season, he scored 439 runs in 14 matches with an average of 33.76.
Later, he was retained Delhi in 2018 and was announced as the Captain of the franchise and became the youngest captain in the IPL history for Delhi Daredevils. He replaced Gautam Gambhir in the captaincy for the franchise.
On his captaincy debut, Iyer scored a match winning knock of 93 runs and was awarded MoM. He was retained by Delhi Capitals in the next season and led his team to play offs.
In 2019, Iyer was retained by the franchise and he led his team of playoffs. Delhi went into playoffs for the first time after a long gap of seven years.
In 2020, he led Delhi to their first ever IPL final. However, Delhi failed to lift the trophy despite of Iyer’s knock of 65 runs in the finals against Mumbai Indians.
He missed the 14th edition of IPL due to his left shoulder injury. He got injured while playing for India in an ODI series against England in the same year.
In TATA IPL 2022, he was bought by Kolkata for a whopping amount of 12.25 crores and franchise named Shreyas Iyer as team’s captain ahead of the start of tournament.
Shreyas Iyer Stats
In ODIs, Shreyas Iyer has played 26 matches and scored 947 runs with 1 century and 9 half centuries.
In Tests, Shreyas has played 4 matches and scored 578 runs with 1 century and 3 half centuries.
In T20Is, Shreyas has played 36 matches and scored 809 runs with 6 half centuries.
In IPL, Shreyas has played 88 matches and scored 2395 runs with 16 half centuries.
Shreyas Iyer Records
· Top run getter in 2015-16 Ranji season with 1321 runs.
· Most runs scored in a single over in an ODI for India (31 runs).
· Youngest captain of an IPL team.
Shreyas Iyer Awards
· Emerging Player Award for IPL 2015.
· ICC Player of the Month for February 2022.
Shreyas Iyer Family
Shreyas was born on 6 December 1994 to Santosh Iyer and Rohini Iyer. His family roots back to Kerala. However, Shreyas was born and brought up in Mumbai. He has a sister named Shresta Iyer. There are speculations that Shreyas Iyer is engaged but there is no confirmation on this issue.
Shreyas Iyer Full Name: Shreyas Santosh Iyer
Shreyas Iyer Height: 178 cm
Shreyas Iyer Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Shreyas Iyer Date of Birth: 6 December, 1994
Shreyas Iyer Age: 27 years
Shreyas Iyer Nationality: Indian
Shreyas Iyer Religion: Hinduism
Shreyas Iyer School: Don Bosco High School, Mumbai
Shreyas Iyer College: R.A Podar College, Mumbai
Shreyas Iyer Marital Status: Unmarried
Shreyas Iyer Favorite Cricketer: AB De Villers
Shreyas Iyer Jersey Number: 41
Shreyas Iyer Batting style: Right-hand bat
Shreyas Iyer Bowling Style: Leg break Googly
Shreyas Iyer Favorite Shot: Cover Drive
Shreyas Iyer Hobbies: Swimming, Football
Shreyas Iyer Net worth: $5.7 Million
1.Which IPL team is captained by Shreyas Iyer?
Shreyas Iyer had captained Delhi’s team in Indian Premier League and has been named as the captain of Kolkata Knight riders for TATA IPL 2022.
2. Who is the wife of Shreyas Iyer?
Shreyas Iyer is unmarried. However, there are speculations that Shreyas Iyer is engaged but there is no confirmation on this issue.
3. When Shreyas Iyer did played his first Test Match?
In November 2021, Iyer made his test debut against New Zealand and scored his maiden test century on his debut.
4. When Shreyas Iyer did made his International Debut?
Shreyas made his international debut in T20I against New Zealand On 1 November 2017. However, he did not get a chance to bat.
5. Why did Shreyas Iyer missed IPL 2021?
Shreyas Iyer got injured while playing for India in an ODI series against England in 2021. So, he had to miss IPL 2021.