Shreyas Iyer labels playing dot ball in T20 format to be a crime; reveals his batting strategy

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T20 format of Cricket is not only exciting for the fans but also enticing which keeps them at the edge of their seats. The Indian batting ace Shreyas Iyer recently noted how the batters should work out their strategy while playing in the shortest format of the game. This format is all about big hitting and scoring runs in quick time. The jam-packed action keeps the viewers tempted for the thrill in the matches. Shreyas Iyer recently noted that playing dot ball while batting is a crime in the T20 matches.

Shreyas Iyer reveals his strategy while batting in T20 format

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According to Shreyas Iyer, the batters often plan to score right from the first ball in T20 cricket. Iyer had a magnificent outing in the recently concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka as he dominated the Sri Lankan bowlers.

Iyer remained unbeaten in all three T20I matches against Sri Lanka as he amassed a huge 204 runs from three innings at an impressive strike rate of 174.36.

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Speaking to the Times of India, he said: “For every ball, you need to think about scoring. As a batsman, I feel if you play a dot ball (in T20 cricket), it’s a crime. It takes a toll on the batsman. When you said about that West Indies team, with such a line-up that everybody comes up and smashes from the first ball, you really need to set up a great total on the board.”

He then spoke about his performance in the T20 series against Sri Lanka:

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“Yeah, it felt very good (his performance in Sri Lanka T20Is). The start, which I got, was really amazing. I told myself I am just going to play with full freedom because now we have such depth in our batting line-up that it gives us more freedom to go and express ourselves. Even if we are a few runs down, the intent has to be very positive,” he added.

India managed to clean sweep Sri Lanka in the T20I series with another 3-0 victory. Iyer had a glittering innings when he made 73 from 45 balls in the third T20I match against Sri Lanka on Sunday. The Mumbai player believes that a batter commits a crime by playing a dot ball in the shortest format of international cricket.

 

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