New Delhi, Online Desk. Middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer has been playing regularly for Team India in all three formats of the game after recovering from a shoulder injury last year. Shreyas Iyer is also consistently scoring runs, but his weakness in short-pitched bowling remains a constant. His lack was taken advantage of by Umran Malik in the IPL and then by Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje during the recently concluded T20 series against South Africa.

Due to the good performance of Shreyas Iyer, there is every possibility of him getting a place in Team India for the T20 World Cup 2022, but batting against short-pitch bowlers is going to be his biggest challenge. Shreyas Iyer’s examination is going to be held on the tour of England where one Test and three-match ODI and T20 series are to be played. The England pacer will try to fully test Shreyas Iyer’s weakness with his short-pitch deliveries.

Shreyas Iyer found it difficult to play short-pitched deliveries in Australia when he looked completely uncomfortable in front of shoulder-height deliveries. In that five-match series, Shreyas Iyer scored 0, 12 *, 2, 38, 19 runs. Now talking about this weakness of Shreyas Iyer, former Team India cricketer Madan Lal said that after IPL, his weakness has come to the fore more widely. Not only this, he will be fully exposed on flat and fast bouncy Australian pitches.

Madan Lal while talking with the Today Group said that if you have any weakness in international cricket, then the opposition team will definitely follow your weakness. Forget it that they will not do this and in such a situation you have to deal with that weakness yourself, find a way out. If you score 100, the Australians will clap, but they won’t leave you. He will keep bowling you short until you are out.

Edited By: Sanjay Savern