KKR Captaincy Surprise: Star-batter returns to the role

As KKR prepares to embark on yet another thrilling IPL campaign, the decision to entrust Shreays Iyer with the skipper’s responsibilities once again signifies the team’s confidence in his leadership abilities and his potential to steer the franchise to greater heights. 

Fans eagerly await Iyer’s on-field leadership and batting masterclass as he takes charge to lead KKR’s quest for Premier League glory.

Last year due to injury he was out from the IPL and Nitish Rana was appointed as the skipper of the team in 2023, and now he is named as the vice-captain of the team. 

Iyer led the team during the 2022 season, where his team managed 6 wins and 8 losses under his leadership and finished 7th in the group table. But unfortunately due to the injury he missed the whole season but kept supporting his team through stories and some videos in the social media. 

KKR has released 12 players before the auction which includes huge names like Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan and Tim Southee. They now have 32.7 crores left in their purse to participate in the auction. 

Venky Mysore, CEO of the team says, “It was unfortunate that Shreyas missed IPL 2023 due to injury. We are delighted that he is back and at the helm as captain. The way he has worked hard to recover from his injury and the form he has displayed is a testament to his character. We are also grateful that Nitish had agreed to step into Shreyas’s shoes last season and did a great job. There’s no doubt Nitish as vice-captain will support Shreyas in every possible way for the benefit of #TeamKKR.”

Under Nitish leadership in the 2023 season the team has won 6 matches and lost 8 matches and finished the season in 7th spot with 12 points.   

After getting selected as a skipper, Iyer said, “I believe the last season presented us with several challenges, including my absence due to injury. Nitish did a great job not only filling in for me but also with his commendable leadership. I am delighted that KKR has named him vice-captain. No doubt it will strengthen the leadership group.”

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