Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: One of the most economical spells in T20 cricket history was bowled in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy today. Venkatesh Iyer, playing for Madhya Pradesh, threw this spell. Against Bihar, Venkatesh, while bowling tightly, sent 2 players to the pavilion for just 2 runs in 4 overs. Venkatesh also bowled 2 over maidens in his spell.
In this group stage match, Bihar’s batsmen had no answer for medium pacer Venkatesh’s short deliveries. In his spell of 4 overs, Iyer took out the dot from 22 balls. Due to this strong performance of Iyer, the Bihar team was all out for just 59 runs. In reply, Madhya Pradesh achieved the target in 6 overs by losing 1 wicket.
Might get a chance in the series against New Zealand
This all-rounder of Kolkata Knight Riders is believed to get a chance in the series against New Zealand. After a good performance in the IPL, he is showing a strong game with both bat and ball in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Iyer has so far scored 118 runs in three innings of four matches in the tournament, along with taking five wickets. Iyer’s economy rate is also better than other bowlers.
Iyer’s performance in T20 cricket
This all-rounder of Kolkata Knight Riders is being seen as an alternative to Hardik Pandya in Team India. Iyer has so far scored 1248 runs in 52 T20 matches at an average of 40. These include 7 half-centuries. His performance in bowling has also been strong. He has taken 29 wickets while bowling at an economy rate of 6.84.
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