The domestic season of Indian cricket is back in action. From January 5, the Ranji Trophy season 2023-24 has commenced. All the state teams are facing the challenges with all their strength. All the teams completed their first match. From January 12, they all are scheduled to play their second match. Before heading to the next match, Shreyas Iyer joined Mumbai’s squad. Before heading to the Test series against England, he will play red-ball cricket in Ranji Trophy.
Shreyas in Mumbai Squad:
The glorious Ranji Trophy is back in the action. After completing the first match, all the teams are ready to face the second challenge. Team India also came back from South Africa. After that, they are scheduled to play a three-match T20 series against Afghanistan. The series is set to start on January 11. The squad has been announced already. Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan are not on the team.
As Shreyas Iyer is missing out on the T20 series, he opted to play Ranji Trophy matches for Mumbai. In the second fixture, Mumbai will take on Andhra Pradesh. From that match, Shreyas Iyer will play for Mumbai. Iyer is returning to the Ranji team of Mumbai after the 2018-19 season. This red-ball season can be a big asset for Shreyas Iyer before playing the Test series against England.
Comeback and Recent Performance:
Injury has always been a concern for this middle-order batter of the Indian Team. earlier in 2023, he had a back injury and went under the knife. After that, he was out of cricket for a long time. Because of this injury, he missed the WTC final and the Test series against West Indies. That was a setback for him. He made a comeback in the Asia Cup. In the World Cup, he played a crucial role in India’s performance. He made two hundred and three half-centuries.
He also traveled to South Africa for the ODI and Test series. He played the first ODI match and got busy practicing for the Test series. In the Test series, his performance was below the mark. In the first Test, he scored 37 runs in both innings. In the second Test, he could not stand in front of the South African bowlers. In the first innings, he got dismissed on a duck. In the second inning, he scored 4 runs.
Mumbai is missing out on the service of Prithvi Shaw, Sarfaraz Khan, and Shivam Dube. In that situation, Shreyas Iyer’s inclusion in the squad can be beneficial for the team. In the first match, Mumbai registered an impressive win. The team is looking forward to the next fixture.