Ranji Trophy to include Shreyas Iyer after five years

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Ranji Trophy to include Shreyas Iyer after five years
Indian Shreyas Iyer has been selected for the Mumbai XI for their 2023–24 Ranji Trophy match against Andhra Pradesh, which is scheduled to begin on January 12.
Iyer will play in the top red-ball competition in India for the first time since the 2018–19 year.
Before the England Test series at home, the middle-order batsman, who had mediocre returns in South Africa, hopes to get back in the swing of things.

Why is this story important?
As a result of the selectors’ distaste for Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, Iyer has been supporting India’s middle order.
Iyer averages close to 40, although he hasn’t shown himself abroad (Tests).
Iyer is trying to create an impression in South Africa following a lackluster Test series. He might benefit from playing the Ranji Trophy.

First Ranji Trophy game for Iyer since the 2018–19 campaign
As previously indicated, this will be Iyer’s first Ranji Trophy game for Mumbai since the 2018–19 campaign against Andhra Pradesh. His last appearance in the competition was on December 30, during a matchup with Vidarbha.

In Test cricket, more than 700 runs
Iyer has currently amassed 707 runs at an average of 39.27 in 12 Test matches. Five half-centuries and a ton make up the total.
On his debut (against New Zealand in Kanpur), he scored his lone Test century.
Iyer joined Pravin Amre as the only other player from Mumbai to achieve a century in his first Test innings (against South Africa in 1992).

Iyer accomplished these things.
Iyer became the first Indian player to score more than ten runs in each of his first ten Test innings, according to Rajneesh Gupta. He had just been the tenth Indian batsman to smash a century on his Test debut.

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