Shreyas Iyer: 'I am comfortable batting at any position'

Ahead of India's T20I opener against New Zealand, Shreyas Iyer said his big hundred that helped India A win a tri-series tournament in South Africa improved his confidence.

“Whatever number I bat, if I get to play the game, I will see to it that I give my best,” said Shreyas Iyer, ahead of the India-New Zealand T20I.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

Shreyas Iyer, ahead of the T20I opener against New Zealand on Wednesday in New Delhi, said that he's ready to bat at any position.

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Consistent performances in the domestic circuit earned him a berth in the Indian team.

Iyer led India A to a tri-series title in South Africa earlier this year, hitting a big hundred against South Africa A in the final of the tournament, which also had Afghanistan A.

“It was very helpful for me. I was going through a good patch, got good starts, but I was not able to convert them into big knocks till the final,” Iyer told reporters on the eve of the first T20 International against New Zealand.

“It (the final) was a big game, it (the knock) was really satisfying that it came through and obviously, once you get the team through, you get a lot of attention from the teammates as well.”

“I think I am very flexible. I don’t mind batting at any number. Even in Indian Premier League (IPL) this year, I was shuffled from number four to number three. It did not really matter to as I am comfortable,” Iyer said.

“Whatever number I bat, if I get to play the game, I will see to it that I give my best.”

“I am hoping to be a part of the playing XI. There are three matches and it will be great for me even if I am able to play one game.”