“Lancashire Cricket is delighted to announce the abroad signing of Indian worldwide batsman Shreyas Iyer for the 2021 Royal London Membership,” the membership wrote its official Twitter deal with.
Iyer, who has to date performed 21 ODIs and 29 T20s, will arrive at Emirates Outdated Trafford on July 15 forward of the beginning of the 50 over event and can stay with the ‘Crimson Rose’ at some point of the month-long group stage, the membership acknowledged.
✍️ 𝓢𝓱𝓻𝓮𝔂𝓪𝓼 𝓘𝔂𝓮𝓻 We’re excited to announce the signing of Indian worldwide batsman @ShreyasIyer15 for this sum… https://t.co/3TWYawa5C3
— Lancashire Cricket (@lancscricket) 1616412812000
“Lancashire is a legendary identify in English Cricket with a long-standing affiliation with Indian Cricket. I’m extraordinarily humbled and honoured to hold the legacy ahead of greats like Farokh Engineer, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman at Lancashire,” mentioned Shreyas.
“Emirates Outdated Trafford is a world class worldwide stadium and I’m trying ahead to assembly my teammates and the supporters of the Membership,” added Iyer, who additionally captains the IPL facet Delhi Capitals.
Lancashire’s Director of Cricket, Paul Allott, on his half mentioned Shreyas is without doubt one of the shining lights of a brand new era of Indian batsmen.
“With the expectation that we’ll be fielding a youthful facet on this 12 months’s Royal London Cup as a result of Hundred, it was necessary that we introduced in a top-order batsman with expertise on the highest degree to reinforce our prospects within the event.
“Shreyas has expertise of captaining in an IPL remaining in addition to taking part in in prime degree worldwide fixtures, so his on-field abilities, and talent to stay calm in excessive strain conditions, will serve our younger squad effectively this summer time. His present kind towards England has been massively spectacular,” mentioned Allott.
Lancashire will kick off their Royal London Cup marketing campaign at house to Sussex on July 23, with a pleasant fixture towards Cumberland CCC on July 20.
It additionally mentioned that Iyer’s signing alerts the newest step in Lancashire’s lengthy affiliation with Indian cricket, which stretches again over 50 years when former India stumper Farokh Engineer joined the county in 1968.
Since Engineer retired, 4 additional Indian Internationals – Murali Kartik, Dinesh Mongia, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly – have represented the membership.