Shreyas Iyer indicators up for English county aspect Lancashire for 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup

Shreyas Iyer indicators up for English county aspect Lancashire for 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup

Manchester: India batsman Shreyas Iyer has joined Lancashire for the 2021 Royal London Cup, the English county membership introduced on Monday.

“Lancashire Cricket is delighted to announce the abroad signing of Indian worldwide batsman Shreyas Iyer for the 2021 Royal London Cup,” the membership wrote its official Twitter deal with.

Iyer, who has to this point performed 21 ODIs and 29 T20s, will arrive at Emirates Previous Trafford on 15 July forward of the beginning of the 50-over match and can stay with the Crimson Rose’ at some point of the month-long group stage, the membership acknowledged.

“Lancashire is a legendary identify in English Cricket with a long-standing affiliation with Indian Cricket. I’m extraordinarily humbled and honoured to hold the legacy ahead of greats like Farokh Engineer, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman at Lancashire,” mentioned Shreyas.

“Emirates Previous Trafford is a world class worldwide stadium and I’m trying ahead to assembly my teammates and the supporters of the Membership,” added Iyer, who additionally captains the IPL aspect Delhi Capitals.

Lancashire’s Director of Cricket, Paul Allott, on his half mentioned Shreyas is without doubt one of the shining lights of a brand new era of Indian batsmen.

“With the expectation that we are going to be fielding a youthful aspect on this 12 months’s Royal London Cup as a result of Hundred, it was vital that we introduced in a top-order batsman with expertise on the highest degree to reinforce our prospects within the match.

“Shreyas has expertise of captaining in an IPL remaining in addition to enjoying in high degree worldwide fixtures, so his on-field expertise, and skill to stay calm in excessive stress conditions, will serve our younger squad properly this summer time. His present type towards England has been vastly spectacular,” mentioned Allott.

Lancashire will kick off their Royal London Cup marketing campaign at dwelling to Sussex on July 23, with a pleasant fixture towards Cumberland CCC on 20 July.

It additionally mentioned that Iyer’s signing indicators the newest step in Lancashire’s lengthy affiliation with Indian cricket, which stretches again over 50 years when former India stumper Farokh Engineer joined the county in 1968.

Since Engineer retired, 4 additional Indian Internationals—Murali Kartik, Dinesh Mongia, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly have represented the membership.

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