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Shreyas Iyer set for his maiden County stint; to play for Lancashire

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Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer will take part in the 2021 edition of England’s domestic Royal London Cup. Iyer will fly to United Kingdom post the IPL to participate in the 50 over the tournament. Expressing their delight on Iyer’s participation, Lancashire Cricket revealed that Iyer will arrive in England on July 15. Iyer has joined the likes of Farokh Engineer, Murali Kartik, Dinesh Mongia, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly in the list of Indians who’ve played for Lancashire.

“We’re excited to announce the signing of Indian international batsman @ShreyasIyer15 for this summer’s @RoyalLondonCup,” Lancashire wrote in a Tweet.

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Talking about his decision to play County cricket, Iyer acknowledged that Lancashire is a reputed name in English cricket. He expressed his delight in carrying forward the legacy of some Indian legends.

“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,” Shreyas Iyer said.

Lancashire’s Director of Cricket, Paul Allott said that they are extremely happy to have Iyer on board. He revealed that many of the Lancashire cricketers might not be available for the Royal One Day Cup due to the ‘Hundred’ thus Iyer will bring a much needed experience to the squad.

“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,” said the Lancashire Director.

“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,” Allott said.

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