Iyer has put in consistent performances for India A over the last few months.He was the third-highest run-getter in the tri-series against South Africa A and Afghanistan A, with 213 runs in five matches.
Meanwhile, for the three Test match series, the squad was also announced on Monday with Murali Vijay making a place in the squad.Vijay did not take part in the last Test series against Sri Lanka due to hand injury and some other fitness related issues.Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are also in the longer version with Kuldeep Yadav being the third specialist spinner.
Senior speedsters Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma are back in the squad for the five-day format along with Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha.Nehra, who will retire after the first T20 game on November 1, has been picked for only that game scheduled in his home ground of Delhi.
T20I Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (Vice-Captain), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Mohammed Siraj.
Squad for 3-match Test series: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.(UNI)