Shreyas Iyer's Struggles Against Short Balls

Misbah-ul-Haq further discusses Shreyas Iyer's struggles against the short ball. According to Misbah, Iyer has been overthinking his approach to the short-pitched deliveries. 

This overthinking leads him to attempt shots that may not be suitable for pulling short balls. Misbah cites Iyer's average against fast bowling at around 19-20 and emphasizes the need for Iyer to address this short ball vulnerability.

“His average against fast bowling is around 19-20, and he struggles with short balls. When your weakness is exposed, all teams will take advantage of it," said Misbah.

"He anticipates the short ball, and often, even against short-of-length deliveries, which aren’t suitable for pulling, like the one against England, he attempts the shot. So, there’s an overthinking issue about the short ball, leading to trouble,” Misbah added.

As India prepares for their next match against Sri Lanka in the 2023 World Cup, Misbah-ul-Haq's insights and observations may help Shreyas Iyer in figuring out his short ball issues. 

The match is scheduled to take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 2, 2023. Shreyas Iyer faces a crucial opportunity to prove his mettle and address the short ball issue.