Shreyas Iyer performed brilliantly in the T20 series against Sri Lanka. Iyer returned not out in all three matches and also scored the most runs in the series. Shreyas Iyer batted at number three in this series and later said that his favorite batting position in T20 Internationals is number three. Virat Kohli bats at number-3 for India in T20 Internationals. Former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has suggested a solution for this. Gavaskar told what could be Iyer’s batting position in T20 cricket.
During a chat with Star Sports, Gavaskar said, ‘It is a good thing to have this problem. Virat Kohli cannot be replaced. As far as he is, he will come to bat only at number 3. No question arises in this. Batsmen like Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav can be dropped at No.4 or No.5.
Since Virat Kohli was not a part of the T20I series against Sri Lanka, Iyer got a chance to bat at No. Iyer scored 57 not out in the first T20 match, 74 not out in the second, and 73 not out in the third.