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Shreyas Iyer: Yuzvendra Chahal’s presence will be substantial against South Africa A


India A captain Shreyas Iyer feels Yuzvendra Chahal’s presence in the team will be substantial against South Africa A in the first unofficial Test.

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It is speculated that Indian selectors are willing to keep Chahal match ready as team India might need his services at any point of time in the five match Test series. The Test squad will be re announced after the third Test for the remaining matches.

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Shreyas Iyer stated that the Indian leggie will be playing red ball cricket after a long time and it will be a great exposure for him and it will add great value to the team having a leg spinner in the ranks.

“He will be playing red-ball cricket after a long time. Having a leg-spinner in the team is always has an advantage, especially on these tracks and also they can get wickets at any moment of time because you get lot of turn on this pitch. It is going to be a great exposure for him as well because he carries lot of experience being a senior player. Also, he has played in different conditions. He can play a major role if he backs himself.”, said Shreyas Iyer.

Iyer also spoke about the importance of being positive and playing shots freely when at the crease. He stated that he is always positive about his batting and one should keep performing, without expecting too much.

“I played my last match in December. My approach to red-ball has always been positive. I am very flamboyant in terms of my shot making and I always back myself. I always think positive about my batting. With regards to getting selected in the national team, it is not in my hands. I will do my job. That is to keep performing,” he said.

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