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The captain of this team changed before IPL 2024, will take command after one year

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Shreyas Iyer

IPL 2024 KKR Captain Shreyas Iyer : Before IPL 2024, all the teams are currently busy preparing for the auction to be held in Dubai on 19th December. The teams have almost prepared the list of players whom they have to target. It seems certain that on December 19, there will be a fierce fight between the teams for each player, but before that an IPL team has announced the change of its captain. This team is none other than KKR i.e. Kolkata Knight Riders.

Shreyas Iyer again becomes the captain of KKR

IPL team KKR had signed Shreyas Iyer in the mega auction of 2021 by paying a huge amount. He was bought for Rs 12.25 crore. The team handed over the responsibility of captaincy to him with great pride. But he could captain his team for only one season. His team stood seventh in the points table. It was expected that KKR would perform well under his captaincy in the next season i.e. 2023, but Shreyas Iyer got injured even before the IPL. His injury was so serious that he had to miss the entire season. During this time, Nitish Rana was given the responsibility of captaincy, but the team did not do anything special this year either. Now there was suspense about who would be given the captaincy when Shreyas Iyer returns. But now it has been made clear that with his return, Shreyas Iyer will again captain and Nitish Rana has been made the vice-captain.

KKR CEO Venky Mysore announced

KKR CEO Venky Mysore announced this on Thursday. He clearly told that Shreyas Iyer will remain the captain of KKR and Nitish Rana will be the vice-captain.

He said that it was unfortunate that Shreyas Iyer could not play IPL 2023 due to injury, but we are happy that he is back now and that too as captain. The way he has worked hard to recover from his injury and the form he has is commendable. Venky Mysore said that we are also grateful that Nitish Rana had agreed to become Shreyas captain last season. There is no doubt that as the vice-captain, Mitish will support Shreyas in every possible way for team KKR.

What did Shreyas Iyer say after becoming captain again?

Shreyas Iyer’s statement has also come out on becoming the captain of KKR once again. He said that last season presented many challenges to us, including my absence due to injury. Nitish did a great job not only in replacing me but also with his leadership. I am happy that KKR has made him vice-captain. Meanwhile, after the names of the captain and vice-captain have been decided, the team will now work with an open mind to select its players during the auction.

Shreyas Iyer’s performance in IPL has been like this

If we talk about Shreyas Iyer’s performance for KKR so far, he played 14 matches in the year 2022, in which he has 401 runs in his name. He had scored three centuries. His average was 30.85 and strike rate was recorded at more than 134. But if we talk about his entire IPL career, he managed to score 2776 runs by playing 101 matches. He has 19 half-centuries to his name, but no century. His strike rate in his IPL career is more than 125, while he has batted at an average of 31.55. It remains to be seen how Shreyas Iyer and his team KKR perform in the coming season.

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