Shreyas Iyer will be leading Kolkata Knight riders in IPL 2022

Kolkata night riders on Wednesday i.e., 16th February 2022 announced that Shreyas Iyer is set to lead the team in IPL 2022. In the IPL auction KKR purchase Shreyas Iyer in the handsome amount of 12.25 crore. Iyer has the captaincy experience in the IPL because he was the Captain of Delhi Capitals in 2020 and team was successful in making upto the final that year. Iyer was not retained by Delhi capital and released before the IPL mega auction. KKR CEO Venky Mysore, while announcing the captain said that “He (Iyer) has impressed one & all as a quality batsman at the highest level & we are confident that he will excel as a leader of Team KKR.” Iyer after the announcement said that “I am extremely honoured to have gotten the opportunity to lead a prestigious team like KKR. The IPL as a tournament brings the best players from different countries and cultures together and I look forward to leading this great group of very talented individuals.”

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