Shreyas Iyer has been named Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain for the 2022 IPL season, according to the franchise’s Twitter account.
The news: The India batsman was bought for Rs 12.25 crore by the two-time champions during the IPL 2022 auction, making him the third most expensive buy behind Ishan Kishan and Deepak Chahar. He becomes the franchise’s sixth captain ever.
- In the 2020 edition of the IPL, Iyer guided the Delhi Capitals to the final, but the team was defeated by the Mumbai Indians in the final.
- Iyer had scored 519 runs in 17 matches that year, with an average of 34.60 and a high of 88 not out against KKR.
- Unfortunately, Iyer’s participation was limited the following year due to a shoulder injury, and DC chose Rishabh Pant as their captain.