Shreyas Iyer has emerged as one of the most exciting next-generation batters who will be the core of the Indian batting lineup in the future. The 28-year-old’s batting is a mix of effortless stroke play and elegant timing. The right-hander has made a strong comeback into the Indian team after staying out due to an injury. Iyer is a fine player of spin as well as pace and his ability to pace his innings in dicey situations makes him a vital cog. He has managed to adapt well depending on the conditions and has changed his technique accordingly. Shreyas represented the India under-19 team in the 2014 under-19 World Cup.
The Mumbai-born was vulnerable to short balls on bouncy wickets but the right-hander has made changes in his technique and footwork to overcome his limitations. Iyer’s ability to absorb pressure with his ice-cool temperament during critical moments makes him a utility player in tests as well as the 50-over format. He has scored some superlative centuries in his career so far. We take a look at his centuries in detail.
Shreyas Iyer’s Centuries In Test Cricket
Shreyas made his test debut against New Zealand in December 2021 and since then has shown remarkable improvement in the longer format. In his debut test he scored 105 in Kanpur. The 28-year-old has showcased the temperament to sustain in the five-day format and knows how to build his innings from one end. Shreyas has looked solid with his defense but playing in Australian and English conditions will make him more confident and prudent with his technique. The right-hander has so far scored 660 runs in test cricket registering 1 century and 5 half-centuries in test cricket with an average of 44.40.
|1||25th November 2021||New Zealand||105||Kanpur||Draw|
Shreyas Iyer’s Centuries in ODI Cricket
When it comes to pacing his innings in the 50-over format, Shreyas can accelerate the scoring when needed and when it comes to dealing in singles he looks comfortable with that. It’s his ability to rotate the strike that makes him a tough nut to crack for the opposition bowlers. The right-hander has scored 1753 runs in ODI cricket with an average of 46.15 by registering 3 centuries and 14 half-centuries in ODI cricket. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in December 2017 at Dharamshala.
|1||5th February 2020||New Zealand||103||Hamilton||Lost|
|2||9th October 2022||South Africa||113*||Ranchi||won|
|3||24th September 2023||Australia||105||Indore||Won|
Shreyas Iyer’s Centuries In T20I Cricket
When it comes to executing the big shots, the right-hander can hit the big ones when required. Shreyas hasn’t scored a century in the shorter format but the 28-year-old has played some handy knocks for team India. He has scored 1043 runs in 49 T20Is with a highest score of an unbeaten 74 by registering 7 half-centuries. He can play unorthodox cricketing shots in the shorter formats.
Shreyas Iyer’s Centuries In IPL
The right-hander has played some fine knocks in the IPL but hasn’t registered a century yet. He has scored 2776 runs in 101 IPL games by registering 19 half-centuries with a strike rate of 125.38.