IPL 2021: DC skipper Shreyas Iyer follows in Ganguly and Laxman’s footsteps, indicators for THIS membership | Cricket Information
English county Lancashire on Monday introduced the abroad signing of India batsman Shreyas Iyer for the 2021 Royal London Cup.
Iyer will arrive at Previous Trafford on July 15 forward of the beginning of the 50-over event and can stay with the Crimson Rose at some stage in the month-long group stage.
The highest-order batsman is thought to be one of the vital attacking and fluent stroke gamers within the Indian ranks and has performed in 21 ODIs and 29 T20 Internationals for his nation.
Concerning the signing, Shreyas stated: “Lancashire is a legendary identify in English Cricket with a long-standing affiliation with Indian Cricket. I’m extraordinarily humbled and honoured to hold the legacy ahead of greats like Farokh Engineer, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman at Lancashire. Previous Trafford is a world-class worldwide stadium and I’m trying ahead to assembly my teammates and the supporters of the membership.”
26-year-old Shreyas is a star identify of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and captained Delhi Capitals to the ultimate final yr crashing 519 runs — the fourth highest within the event — at a strike fee of 123. Following the conclusion of the final IPL, Shreyas performed in all three matches of India’s 2-1 ODI collection victory in Australia and is at present a part of the continuing collection in opposition to England.
In whole, Shreyas has scored over 6,000 runs throughout his profession to date hitting 9 centuries. He averages simply in need of 45 in ODI cricket with eight fifties and a century to his identify, since debuting in 2017.
The signing of Shreyas Iyer alerts the most recent step in Lancashire’s lengthy affiliation with Indian cricket, which stretches again greater than 50 years when India wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer joined the county in 1968. He would go on to turn out to be a Lancashire legend and now serves as a Vice-President of the Membership. Since Engineer retired, 4 additional Indian internationals — Murali Kartik, Dinesh Mongia, VVS Laxman, and Sourav Ganguly — have represented the Crimson Rose with distinction. Along with this, legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar hit his maiden Take a look at century at Previous Trafford in August 1990.
In anticipation of the England versus India Take a look at match collection at Emirates Previous Trafford from September 10-14, and a celebration of Shreyas’ arrival, Lancashire Cricket might be internet hosting a particular Indian Summer season occasions schedule throughout 2021. A collection of cultural occasions will happen that goals to deliver the power and pleasure that Indian cricket supporters are well-known for to Previous Trafford frequently.