India’s batting philosophy won’t change but need to execute plans: Shreyas Iyer

AHMEDABAD: India will continue to play with more freedom but need to focus on executing the plans properly as they look to tick all the boxes in the run-up to the T20 World Cup, young batsman Shreyas Iyer said on Friday.
On the eve of the first T20I, India skipper Virat Kohli had said that he expects his team to play much more freely in the series against England.
Asked if India will need to step away from this new batting philosophy that Kohli spoke about following the team’s eight-wicket loss in the first T20I, Iyer said: “Definitely, it won’t change because if you see the batting line up we have and the power-hitters down the line, we don’t have to change anything to be honest.”
“We have come with a plan and we have to execute as much as possible because going into the world Cup we need to see to it that we have ticked all the boxes. This is a five match series, so it is a perfect time that we try different stuff and see what suits us,” Iyer said.
The selectors have picked IPL performers like Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tewatia for the England series while the in-form Rishabh Pant has made a comeback.
Asked if he is under any pressure to perform, Iyer said: “I am in no sort of pressure to perform, I am playing freely, happily and enjoying my innings.”
Iyer came out to bat at number five after Rishabh Pant was promoted in the batting order.
“Coming into Indian team, you have to be flexible with which batting position you will be batting. I haven’t made any changes, it is just the mindset, what the team requires and batted according to the situation,” he said.

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