Shreyas Iyer appointed as KKR captain


IPL 2022: Shreyas Iyer appointed KKR captain – The writings were there on the wall and now it’s official. Kolkata Knight Riders’ most expensive auction pick of 2022, Shreyas Iyer will lead the team in IPL 2022. The former Delhi Capitals captain preferred to be in the auction and was picked by KKR for Rs 12.25 Cr after releasing Eoin Morgan. Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“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. I look forward to leading this great group of very talented individuals,” Shreyas Iyer said.

IPL 2022: It’s OFFICIAL, Shreyas Iyer named CAPTAIN of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL – Follow Live Updates

IPL 2022: It’s OFFICIAL, Shreyas Iyer named CAPTAIN of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL – Follow Live Updates

“I would like to thank the owners, management, and support staff of KKR for giving me the opportunity to lead this team. I am confident that we will find the right synergies to achieve the team’s goals,” he added.

IPL 2022: It’s OFFICIAL, Shreyas Iyer named CAPTAIN of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL – Follow Live Updates

IPL 2022: KKR captains over the years:

IPL 2008 Sourav Ganguly
IPL 2009 Brendon McCullum
IPL 2010 Sourav Ganguly
IPL 2011 Gautam Gambhir
IPL 2012 Gautam Gambhir
IPL 2013 Gautam Gambhir
IPL 2014 Gautam Gambhir
IPL 2015 Gautam Gambhir
IPL 2016 Gautam Gambhir
IPL 2017 Gautam Gambhir
IPL 2018 Dinesh Karthik
IPL 2019 Dinesh Karthik
IPL 2020 Eoin Morgan
IPL 2021 Eoin Morgan
IPL 2022 Shreyas Iyer

 

IPL 2022: It’s OFFICIAL, Shreyas Iyer named CAPTAIN of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL – Follow Live Updates

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IPL 2022: It's OFFICIAL, most-expensive pick Shreyas Iyer to lead Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL - Follow Live Updates

IPL 2022: It’s OFFICIAL, Shreyas Iyer named CAPTAIN of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL – Follow Live Updates

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Shreyas Iyer comes to Kolkata Knight Riders having led Delhi Capitals to their maiden IPL final in 2020. However, when he was sidelined with a shoulder injury, Rishabh Pant was made the captain and was made the permanent skipper, prompting Iyer to leave the franchise.

“I am very excited to have one of India’s brightest future leaders in Shreyas Iyer, take the reins at KKR. I’ve enjoyed Shreyas’ game and his captaincy skills from afar. Now, will look forward to working closely with him to drive forward the success and style of play we want at KKR,” KKR coach Brendon McCullum said.

KKR squad for IPL 2022: Retained: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy. Auction picks: Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Tim Southee, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan.

IPL 2022: It’s OFFICIAL, Shreyas Iyer named CAPTAIN of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL – Follow Live Updates

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