India vs West Indies: Former New Zealand player Scott Styris has described Shreyas Iyer as the future captain of India and said that the Mumbai batsman should be given maximum opportunities to be in the team. Styris spoke about Shreyas Iyer’s current form and ability ahead of the ODI series against West Indies starting in Port of Spain on Friday.
Make Iyer the captain
He said that apart from being a key batsman, Iyer also has a real potential to become the captain. Styris said, ‘I really like the leadership quality in Shreyas Iyer. I think he has a real potential to become a captain of India. For this reason, they should be given maximum chances.
He said, ‘I really like all the qualities in him. I think you should keep giving them opportunities and if they don’t get success then you need to find someone else who can do a good job but he is a very talented player.
chance for young players
Styris also expressed his views on the bench strength of Team India going into the ODI series against West Indies. He said that the rested players also get a chance to work on different combinations so that they can be well prepared to deal with injuries. He further said, ‘I think compared to most players, you have to look at your bench strength, so that the right playing XI is given a chance.’
Said this thing about Deepak Hooda
He gave the example of Deepak Hooda who has been given a lot of opportunities. He said, ‘There is a lot of talk about Deepak Hooda, he has been given a chance and he has grabbed this opportunity with both hands. Can he play for India in other formats now?’