Shreyas Iyer Cricketer – Family, IPL, Career

Shreyas Iyer (Shreyas Santosh Iyer) is an Indian cricketer was born on 6 December 1994 (age 22 as on published date) who plays for Mumbai Indians cricket team. Shreyas Iyer played for the India Under-19 cricket team at the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He has also been part of Trent Bridge Cricket Team in England during the 2014 season. In March 2017 against Australia, he came as a substitute fielder in the Fourth Test and run ‘Steve o’Keefe’ out for 8.

Early life & Family

Shreyas Iyer born on December 1994 at Iyer Father Santosh Iyer businessman and his mother Rohini Iyer and he had a sister. Shreyas started playing cricket at the age of 8. When he was at the age of 12 he was spotted by coach Pravin Amre at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana. He was trained by Amre in his early cricketing days. Iyer used to compared with Virender Sehwag by his age group and team-mates. He pursued his graduation from Podar College in Mumbai, where he helped his college team lift some trophies.

Shreyas Iyer Family

Shreyas Iyer Family

Shreyas Iyer with his Sister

shreyas iyer sister

His junior and age-group cricket journey has been documented in the short-film title ‘Shreyas Iyer Documentary – A Father’s Dream‘ directed by cricket writer Aayush Puthran.

Iyer with Actress Tabu

Iyer with Actress Tabu

Physical Status

Height : 5.10′ (178 cm) (appx)

Weight : 66 kgs (145 lbs)

Batting style: Right-handed

Bowling style: Right-arm off break

Role: Batsman

Shreyas Iyer with his Coach Pravin Amre

shreyas iyer coach pravin


In the year 2014 Iyer represented Trent Bridge Cricket Team during a trip to the U.K., he played three matches scoring 297 runs at an average of 99 with the highest score of 171, a new team record.

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In November 2014 Iyer made his List A debut for Mumbai, playing in the 2014–15 Vijay Hazare Trophy and scored 273 runs in the tournament at an average of 54.60. He made his first-class cricket debut in December 2014 during the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy against Jammu & Kashmir and scored a total of 809 runs in his debut Ranji season at an average of 50.56 including two centuries and six fifties. He was the 7th highest scorer of 2014–15 Ranji Trophy.

Shreyas Iyer Batting

Shreyas Iyer Batting


In the year 2015, Iyer was picked by Delhi Daredevils in 2015 IPL auction for 2.6 crores (Appx $ 430,000). Thus Iyer became the highest earning uncapped player in the tournament. He scored 439 runs in 14 matches, with a 33.76 average and a strike rate of 128.36, Thus he back the 9th most consistent player and Emerging Player of IPL 8.

Shreyas Iyer in IPL

Shreyas Iyer in IPL

In the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy, Iyer scored 1,321 runs during the tournament including four centuries and seven fifties at an average of 73.39, becoming the top scorer of the Ranji season and second player to score 1,300 runs in a single Ranji Trophy competition.

Shreyas Iyer Receiving award from Dilip Vengsarkar

Shreyas Iyer Receving award from Dilip Vengsarkar

In the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy, Iyer scored 725 runs including two centuries and two fifties at an average of 42.64. He scored 202* off 210 balls, against the visiting Australia team in a 3-Day Practice match in Mumbai, his highest First Class score.

In March 2017, he was added to India’s Test squad as cover for Virat Kohli, ahead of the fourth Test against Australia. He came on as a substitute fielder in the fourth test and ran out Stephen O’Keefe for 8.

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