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Reunion with Gautam Gambhir? Shreyas Iyer eyes India comeback on Sri Lanka Tour

Reunion with Gautam Gambhir? Shreyas Iyer eyes India comeback on Sri Lanka Tour

The upcoming tour of Sri Lanka could see Shreyas Iyer return to the Indian fold, fueled by his IPL heroics and a potential Gambhir reunion.

Shreyas Iyer, the star batsman who led Kolkata Knight Riders to their third IPL title in 2024, could be set for a return to the Indian cricket team. Despite missing out on a BCCI central contract, Iyer’s impressive IPL performance has him in contention for selection on the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.

Likely Gautam Gambhir reunion for Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer’s leadership and batting prowess in the IPL have caught the eye of selectors. With the possibility of former batsman Gautam Gambhir taking over as India’s head coach, this tour could see Iyer reunite with his KKR mentor shortly after their IPL triumph.

Gambhir’s appointment as coach hasn’t been officially confirmed, but the Sri Lanka series could mark the beginning of his tenure.

Focus on Sri Lanka ODIs, not Zimbabwe T20Is

While Shreyas Iyer might not be part of the squad for the upcoming Zimbabwe T20I series in July, sources suggest to Insidesport a high chance of him featuring in the Sri Lanka ODIs later that month.

The BCCI source highlights that players performing well in the IPL, like Abhishek Sharma and Mayank Yadav, are currently training at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for possible selection in the Zimbabwe series.

Shreyas Iyer case

Shreyas Iyer’s comeback prospects are further bolstered by his strong showing in the 2023 ODI World Cup. Despite a back injury setback, he made a solid return in the Asia Cup and played a crucial role for India’s World Cup run, which ended with a narrow defeat in the final against Australia.

With a consistent average around 50 and a recent half-century in South Africa’s ODI series, Iyer makes a compelling case for inclusion in the Sri Lanka squad. His last outing for India came during the home Test series against England, where he featured in the first two matches of a comfortable Indian victory.

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The upcoming tour of Sri Lanka could see Shreyas Iyer return to the Indian fold, fueled by his IPL heroics and a potential Gambhir reunion. Cricket fans will be eagerly waiting for the official selection announcement to see if Iyer gets another chance to shine in international colors.

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