Young Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer said after the defeat in the first T20 match at the hands of England, that the result of captain Virat Kohli on batting will not change. He conceded that strategy would have to be better implemented in the upcoming matches. In the first match against England, the Indian team could score only 124 runs. England reached the target easily with four overs and three balls to spare.
Asked whether this new batting philosophy of playing shots in every situation would change now, Iyer said, “No … we have lower-order power hitters and there is no need to change this attitude.”
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He said, ‘We had made a strategy which was necessary to execute because before the World Cup we have to try all the claims. It is a five-match series and you can experiment with it to see what feels right. The second match of the series will be played on this ground on Sunday.
Asked if he is under pressure to perform well, Iyer said, “There is nothing like that.” I am playing freely and enjoying my innings. Iyer landed at number five due to sending Rishabh Pant up the batting order but he said that batting order is not a matter of concern.
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He said, ‘Everyone in the Indian team knows that one has to be flexible about the batting order. I did not make any changes. It is just a matter of mindset what the team needs and I bat according to the situation.