Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has stated that the 27-year-old all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer ought to solely be thought of for the T20 Worldwide cricket.
Venkatesh Iyer, who obtained the limelight throughout his stint with Kolkata Knight Riders within the second half of the Indian Premier League 2021, has already made his India debut in T20I and ODI cricket.
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He made his T20I debut in opposition to New Zealand at dwelling and he scored 36 runs off 28 balls within the collection, he obtained the chance to bowl solely in a single innings and he bagged 1 wicket. His ODI debut got here in opposition to South Africa, the place he scored 24 runs of 40 balls in two video games earlier than being not noted for the ultimate sport. Additionally, he solely bowled in a single match, the place he gave away 28 runs in 5 overs.
Talking to Star Sports activities, Gambhir stated that Iyer doesn’t have the maturity to play One Day Worldwide cricket and if Indian administration goes by his IPL performances then he ought to solely be thought of for T20I cricket.
“I really feel he ought to solely be thought of for T20 cricket. As a result of he doesn’t have that degree of maturity but. He has been given a chance to play worldwide degree after watching him in solely 7-8 IPL matches. If you’re going by IPL performances, then play him in T20 cricket. ODI is a totally totally different ball sport and a totally totally different beast,” he stated.
If you’re contemplating him for ODI cricket then inform his IPL franchise to play him within the center order – Gautam Gambhir
Former Indian cricketer additional highlighted that Venkatesh Iyer opens the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders within the Indian Premier League and India are taking part in him within the middle-order. Gambhir opined that if Indian group administration desires Iyer to play ODI cricket then they need to ask KKR to play Iyer within the middle-order within the IPL.
“Iyer had opened in IPL, now he’s taking part in within the center order. Ship him again. If you’re contemplating him for ODI cricket then inform his IPL franchise to play him within the center order. However I really feel he must be saved for T20s solely, that too solely as an opener if he performs at that place in IPL.”
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