Shreyas Iyer has been in phenomenal form in One-Day Internationals. The middle-order batter has amassed over 720 runs in 16 matches in 2022 and is India’s leading run-getter in the format. With his consistent performances, Iyer has consolidated his spot in the Indian ODI team. Now, as ODI 2023 World Cup is around the corner, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already started zeroing upon the names that will feature in the squad.
Referring to the same, Dinesh Karthik has suggested that Iyer must be backed to make it to the 2023 ODI World Cup squad. The Indian wicketkeeper batter also said that Iyer has been adobe everyone else in the middle order and hence should straightaway be picked into the squad. "Shreyas Iyer deserves a spot in the 2023 ODI World Cup, he has been above everyone in the middle order,” said Karthik to Cricbuzz.
Most deserving bowler from domestic cricket: Dinesh Karthik on Jaydev Unadkat
Apart from lauding Shreyas Iyer, Karthik also heaped praise on Jaydev Unadkat who has been called up for the two-match Test series against Bangladesh. Karthik said that Unadkat’s comeback story is heartwarming and also called him the most deserving bowler from domestic cricket to get the chance.
"Unadkat, an absolutely heart-warming story. He is probably the most deserving bowler from Indian domestic cricket in the last couple of years. To get the number of wickets that he has got, led the team so well," Karthik told the cricket website, Cricbuzz. "There has been a lot of talk about selections made, but this one is highly justified. He might not play this series, but the fact that he has been rewarded matters the most," Karthik added.