Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out before the ODI series against New Zealand. In such a situation, Rajat Patidar has been included in his place in Team India.
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The countdown is on for the ODI series between India and New Zealand. There is going to be an uproar of fans in Hyderabad on the pretext of cricket. But, before that the bad news that has come from the Team India camp, you must have been aware of it by now. shreyas iyer Got injured before the start of the ODI series against New Zealand. There is no update about how serious his injury is at the moment, but this news is confirmed that he is no longer a part of the ODI series. That is, he is out of Team India. Now that one is out, someone else will definitely take his place. And, in this episode, Iyer’s place in Team India has been taken by that player, who has scored centuries and half-centuries in the last 10 innings.
Rajat Patidar replaced Shreyas Iyer who was out in Team India. The discussions of this batsman from Madhya Pradesh are in full swing in domestic cricket. And, that is because he has spread the fire of his batting in such a way. Rajat Patidar has been seen showing the same game as and when required. He has come in Team India earlier also. But could not debut. Hope he gets that chance to open his hands in international cricket against New Zealand.
Why a chance for Rajat Patidar?
By the way, why is it necessary for Rajat Patidar to get a chance? So the reason for this is only and only his performance. Rajat Patidar has scored 1648 runs in 50 innings of 51 matches at an average of 34.33 in List A matches played in domestic cricket. During this, he has scored 3 centuries and 8 half-centuries. This was his A-list performance. But if we look at only his last 10 innings in domestic cricket, then the story is different.
540 runs in 10 innings
In the last 10 innings of Rajat Patidar, he has scored 6 half-centuries and 1 century. And scored 4, 38 and 14 runs in the remaining 3 innings. In the last 10 innings he has played, 8 innings have been of first class cricket. While 2 innings are of List A. He has scored half-centuries in both List A innings. That is, if seen, he has scored 540 runs in the last 10 innings.
Give Team India a chance, then see the wonder of Patidar!
Shreyas Iyer was running in tremendous form. He was the highest run-scorer for India in ODIs last year. In such a situation, there will be a loss in their absence. But, if there is a player like Rajat Patidar to compensate, then it also shows the strength of India’s bench strength. It is expected that Patidar will get a chance to debut against New Zealand and he will justify his selection in Team India.