New Zealand came up with an excellent effort to beat India by seven wickets in the first one-dayer in Auckland on Friday, November 25 and go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Sent into bat after losing the toss, the Men in Blue put up 306/7 as Shreyas Iyer (80), Shikhar Dhawan (72) and Shubman Gill (50) struck half-centuries, while Washington Sundar (37* off 16) played a nice cameo. However, in the chase, Tom Latham struck a brilliant 145* off 104 balls as the hosts cruised to victory in 47.1 overs. Latham and Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson (94* off 98) added an unbroken 221 runs for the fourth wicket.
India beat South Africa by seven wickets in the second one-dayer of the three-match series at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Sunday, October 9. Bowling first after losing the toss, the Men in Blue restricted the Proteas to 278 for 7.
Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum has paid a massive compliment to their captain Shreyas Iyer. The former New Zealand captain said that Shreyas has all the qualities to be the franchise’s player of the decade. The 27-year-old cricketer from Mumbai had earlier led Delhi Capitals (DC) to the final in 2020. He parted ways with the franchise at the end of last season and was picked up by KKR for Rs 12.25 crore at the mega auction.
Team India batter Shreyas Iyer top-scored for the hosts with a sizzling 92 off 98 on Day 1 of the pink-ball Test against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru. On a pitch that was turning square from the start, India crumbled to 148 for 6. However, Shreyas, with some help from the lower-order lifted India to 252. The 27-year-old was at his aggressive best, striking 10 fours and four sixes in his innings.
Team Indian batter and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Shreyas Iyer has described himself as a player’s captain. The 27-year-old was in tremendous form during the recently-concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka at home. He hammered three consecutive half-centuries and was unbeaten on all three occasions. Shreyas walked away with the Man of the Series award for scoring 204 runs in the three-match series.
Three Indian players Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and batter Shreyas Iyer have tested positive along with a few members of the support staff on Wednesday, days ahead of the white-ball series against West Indies. The Indian contingent arrived in Ahmedabad on Monday for the series and were undergoing their three-day isolation period
Indian batter Shreyas Iyer has admitted that he did not know he would be making his Test debut when the team arrived in Kanpur. Iyer said that it was a challenge as well as an opportunity for him to make his Test debut in the 1st Test against New Zealand. The 26-year-old sizzled with 105 off 171 balls as India posted 345 runs in their first innings. The Kiwis made a brilliant start in response, reaching 129 for no loss by stumps.