Simon Doull speaks about Iyer after his 82 run knock

Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull has said that Shreyas Iyer was the last box to be ticked for India in the ongoing edition of the World Cup. Shreyas Iyer, who scored 82 runs in just 56 balls against Sri Lanka on Thursday, hit 6 sixes and 3 fours in his innings, taking India’s total score to 357/8 in the first innings of the match. India defeated Sri Lanka by a record 302 runs to qualify for the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup 2023 by winning their seventh consecutive match in the tournament.

Simon Doull said, Shreyas Iyer has amazing clarity about his role. You will get some high performance and some low performance. Iyer plays high risk shots, plays high risk cricket because he wants to score quick runs at a high strike rate. I think he is very comfortable playing this role.

He said, you see what the bowlers are doing. There was never any question mark. Shubhman and Shreyas were important today. They all became silent. India has now ticked all the boxes. Shreyas played a really brilliant innings. Now he will move forward. Knowing that he has played an innings of significant contribution and that is why every box is ticked.

India is on top of the points table after seven consecutive wins and remaining unbeaten. India will next face powerful South Africa, who are second on the points table after six wins from seven matches, at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.