Shreyas Santosh Iyer (born 6 December 1994) is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Mumbai cricket team and plays Twenty20 Internationals for the India national cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler. He played for the India Under-19 cricket team at the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.He also represented Trent Bridge Cricket Team in England during the 2014 season. He plays for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.
In 2014 Iyer represented Trent Bridge Cricket Team during a trip of the U.K., he played three matches scoring 297 runs at an average of 99 with a highest score of 171, a new team record.
Iyer made his List A debut for Mumbai in November 2014 playing in the 2014–15 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored 273 runs in that tournament at an average of 54.60. He made his first-class cricket debut in December 2014 during the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy. He scored a total of 809 runs in his debut Ranji season at an average of 50.56 including two centuries and six fifties. He was 7th highest scorer of 2014–15 Ranji Trophy.
In February 2015, Iyer was signed in the 2015 IPL players auction by the Delhi Daredevils for 2.6 crores (approximately $430,000). Thus Iyer became the highest earning uncapped player in the tournament. He scored 439 runs in 14 matches, with a 33.76 average and a strike rate of 128.36, making him the 9th most consistent player and Emerging Player of IPL 8.
In the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy, Iyer scored 1,321 runs during the tournament including four centuries and seven fifties at an average of 73.39, becoming the top scorer of the Ranji season and second player to score 1,300 runs in a single Ranji Trophy competition. In the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy, Iyer scored 725 runs including two centuries and two fifties at an average of 42.64. He scored 202 not out off 210 balls, against the visiting Australia team in a 3-Day Practice match in Mumbai, his highest first-class score.
In March 2017, he was added to India's Test squad as cover for Virat Kohli, ahead of the fourth Test against Australia. He came on as a substitute fielder in the fourth test and ran out Stephen O'Keefe for 8.
In October 2017, he was named in India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against New Zealand. He made his T20I debut for India against New Zealand on 1 November 2017, but he did not bat. On 4th November 2017, he got his first batting opportunity and scored 23 runs in 21 balls.
In November 2017, he was named in India's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Sri Lanka. He made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka on 10 December 2017.
he 22-year-old, called up to the 16-strong India squad for the three-match series on the basis of strong performances in domestic and IPL games.In-form Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer, in line for a maiden India cap in the T20 series against New Zealand that gets under way at the Kotla here on Wednesday, said his hundred for India A against South Africa A during a recent tri-series had helped him gain focus on converting good starts.
The 22-year-old, called up to the 16-strong India squad for the three-match series on the basis of strong performances in domestic and IPL games, added that he was comfortable batting at any spot in the senior team lineup.
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