India vs Ireland 1st T20: Team India has started the Ireland tour with a win. The team won a thrilling match under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya. Everyone’s eyes were on the playing XI of this match, but a 27-year-old player failed to make his place in the team. This player is constantly getting out of the team.
This player is not getting a chance
In this series, Team India captain Hardik Pandya made the debut of Umran Malik, but all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer, who was included in the squad, did not get a place in the team. Venkatesh Iyer is constantly being kept out of Team India. This player was once considered to be entitled to replace Hardik Pandya in the team.
Pant didn’t even play any match.
Before the Ireland series, Team India played a 5-match T20 series against South Africa. In this series, the command of the team was in the hands of Rishabh Pant. He also did not give Venkatesh Iyer a place in the team’s playing XI in a single match. This player remained the team’s first choice after the T20 World Cup 2021.
Poor performance in IPL season 15
Venkatesh Iyer has been battling very bad form since IPL 2022. In this season, he got a chance to play from the opening to the lower order, but he was a complete flop. Now a strong all-rounder like Hardik Pandya has also returned in the team, so Iyer is finding it difficult to get a chance in the upcoming matches as well.
Rohit Sharma showed confidence
Venkatesh Iyer has played the most matches so far under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. He has played 11 matches for Team India, out of which Rohit Sharma was the captain in 9 matches. Iyer has 133 runs and 5 wickets in 9 T20 matches, while he has scored 24 runs in 2 ODIs.