Full Name

Shreyas Santosh Iyer


December 06, 1994, Mumbai


27y 359d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak, Legbreak Googly

Playing Role

Top order Batter

Shreyas Iyer is an attacking top-order batter capable of marrying classical shots with brute force.

He made headlines when Delhi Daredevils bought him at the 2015 IPL auction for Rs 2.6 crore (about US$416,000). It was faith he repaid with interest: he made 439 runs that season, and won the IPL Emerging Player of the Year award. Over the next six seasons, he became a mainstay of the side and its captain, making over 400 runs a season for them four times.

Iyer came up through the Under-19 ranks, hitting back-to-back fifties in the 2014 World Cup playoffs to help India finish fifth. He made his first-class debut for Mumbai the next domestic season, and after a lukewarm stint in the middle order, was promoted to opener and finished as the team's top run-getter with 809 runs at an average of over 50. He had a blow-out Ranji Trophy season the next year, with 1321 runs at 73, and made a century in the final, where Mumbai won their 41st title.

By then calls for Iyer to be fast-tracked into the India side had grown clamorous, but it took nearly another two years before he made his international debut, in the white-ball formats first. His first hundred for India came in an ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2020, and he made a century and fifty on Test debut against the same side a little over a year and a half later, this time at home. In a Ranchi ODI in October 2022, he made a chase of 282 against South Africa look like a walk in a park with a well-paced unbeaten 113 that took India home with plenty of room to spare.

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A11811112459114846.37476696.32930419117530
List A1182125525951/21/251.806.0951.0000
Shreyas Santosh Iyer
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Shreyas Iyer gets on his toes to pull
Shreyas Iyer played all his shots in a 76-ball 80
Shreyas Iyer was on the lookout for runs from the start
Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer added quick runs for the fifth wicket
Shreyas Iyer scythes one away
Shreyas Iyer went too far deep in his crease and trodded onto the stumps