Australia in India, 5 T20I Series, 2023, 4th T20I Shreyas Iyer

India vs Australia, 4th T20I Series: Australia tour of India, 2023 Venue: Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur Date & Time: Dec 01,

Dec 1, 2023 - 13:06
Dec 1, 2023 - 13:07


That was the end of the trial from Raipur. The fifth and last T20 of this series is going to be held in Garden City on Sunday. Remember to join us for that one. Hoping for a belter on the surface and a high-scoring thriller, fingers crossed!! Cheers and good night!!

Akshar Patel Player of the Match: I put in a lot of effort when I was at home and it came out well today. I tried to stick to my strengths and didn't really get upset when I got hit and stump-to-stump bowling was key to negating the dew factor. It is important to stay aggressive and be mentally strong as there is every chance of getting hurt in this format. It will be great to get into the mindset of taking wickets. During the (injury) break I focused on improving myself and adding new variations to my bowling to succeed at the highest level.

Indian captain Suryakumar Yadav: Everything except the toss (has gone well). The boys showed character and that was the most important thing for us. We talked in the meeting before the game about going out and expressing yourself and being fearless. I have always loved Akshar under pressure and the way he bowled was incredible. The plan was (during the death overs) to play a yorker and then see what happens.

Matthew Wade | Australian captain: Not only did we not play the spin very well, we also lost quite a few wickets in the middle. The boys did a good job but unfortunately we didn't get the job done with the bat. With the T20 World Cup coming up, learning from those who are already established in the team and having depth in the team is really important.

      Shreyas was included in the lineup for the fourth T20I game
      Shreyas said that he is not thinking much about the future
      Shreyas has been included in all three squads to tour South Africa

Shreyas Iyer says he will be looking to express himself in the shortest format of the game with the T20 World Cup 2024 on the horizon.

Shreyas made a remarkable return to the Indian T20I team for the series against Australia and South Africa. His return was much anticipated, especially after his remarkable performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
During the tournament, Shreyas left an indelible mark with his batting prowess. He scored 500 runs in the tournament, including a crucial innings in the semi-final against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This performance placed him among the highest run-scorers for India in the competition alongside Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. His contribution to the promotion of India was key.

After joining the squad ahead of the fourth T20 against Australia in Raipur, Shreyas was included in three squads for the tour of South Africa.

Speaking ahead of the match on Friday, the Mumbai batsman said that he will be aiming to build on the momentum that the Indian team has shown in the first three matches of the series.

"I feel the wicket is playing great. The ball is coming back smoothly. The guys are in great form. It's just that I have to come and create the same pace," said Shreyas.

Asked about his goals with the T20 World Cup on the horizon, Shreyas said he is looking forward to expressing himself as much as possible and is not thinking too much about the future.

The goal going forward is simply to have that freedom and express yourself as much as possible. Stay in a comfortable position, don't think too much about what is going to happen in the future. Just settle down, clear my mind and enjoy the moment without putting too much pressure on myself

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