Shreyas Iyer joins Lancashire club ahead of the Royal London Cup 2021
After winning the T20I series against England, Shreyas Iyer has signed a contract with Lancashire ahead of the Royal London Cup 2021. He is the fifth Indian cricketer after Farokh Engineer, Murali Kartik, Dinesh Mongia, V.V.S. Laxman and Sourav Ganguly to play for the county club in the domestic circuit.
Shreyas Iyer has represented India in 21 ODIs and 29 T20Is and has scored 807 and 55 runs respectively. Iyer will be joining the team on 15th July ahead of the month-long league stage. Iyer will be joining the team on 15th July ahead of the month-long league stage.
The 26-year-old about his signing with the club "Lancashire is a legendary name in English Cricket with a long-standing association with Indian Cricket. I am extremely humbled and honoured to carry the legacy forward of greats like Farokh Engineer, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman at Lancashire.
"Emirates Old Trafford is a world-class international stadium and I am looking forward to meeting my teammates and the supporters of the Club," he added.
Paul Allott who is the Director of Cricket of Lancashire said "Shreyas is one of the shining lights of a new generation of Indian batsman and a leader, and we’re delighted that an opportunity to bring him to Emirates Old Trafford has presented itself.
"With the expectation that we will be fielding a younger side in this year’s Royal London Cup due to the Hundred, it was important that we brought in a top-order batsman with experience at the highest level to enhance our prospects in the tournament.
"Shreyas has experience of captaining in an IPL final as well as playing in top-level international fixtures, so his on-field skills, and ability to remain calm in high-pressure situations, will serve our young squad well this summer.
"His current form against England has been hugely impressive and we’re looking forward to welcoming him to Lancashire Cricket and Emirates Old Trafford later this summer. "We hope that this signing will reward Members’ patience for not being able to attend Lancashire fixtures last year and demonstrates our continued commitment across all three domestic competitions this summer."
Here is the tweet posted by Lancashire:
✍️ 𝓢𝓱𝓻𝓮𝔂𝓪𝓼 𝓘𝔂𝓮𝓻— Lancashire Cricket (@lancscricket) March 22, 2021
We're excited to announce the signing of Indian international batsman @ShreyasIyer15 for this summer's @RoyalLondonCup 🤩 🇮🇳
🌹 #RedRoseTogether @MCRIndia
Lancashire will start their campaign against Sussex on 23rd July at their home. Before that, Shreyas Iyer will be looking to seal the upcoming ODI series against England along with the team. Moreover, he has to lead the Delhi Capitals franchise in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League which is going to commence on 9th April.