Shreyas Iyer slammed the critics who were lashing out at India’a approach in 50-over format.
In the first ODI against New Zealand, Indian openers started very slow and managed to score just 50 runs in first 15 overs. After that, the approach of Indian openers were criticised by many experts and former cricketer.
Ỉn recent interview, Shreyas Iyer was asked whether India should follow England’s batting template and whether he sees ODI cricket as an extension of T20 cricket. Shreyas replied by saying “Abhi seedha jaake T20 mode me toh nehi khel sakte (We can’t play in the T20 mode straightaway in fifty overs because there is more time).”
One can plan his batting looking at the wicket and deciding in his mind what a par score would be. One needs to adapt. Fifty overs can change from time to time. Sometimes there can be sunset, there can be dew on other times and you don’t know how the wicket will play,” he added.