Shreyas Iyer to Captain KKR: Franchise CEO Announces; Rana to Remain Vice-Captain

In a significant announcement, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have appointed Shreyas Iyer as their captain for the upcoming season, with Nitish Rana named as the vice-captain. This decision comes as Venky Mysore, the CEO of KKR, announces Shreyas Iyer’s return to the team.

Shreyas Iyer expressed his thoughts on the appointment, stating, “In the last season, I had to face many challenges, including my absence due to injury. Nitish has done an outstanding job as my replacement. His appointment as vice-captain strengthens the team’s leadership.”

This strategic move is expected to bolster KKR’s leadership and team dynamics, as they gear up for the upcoming season of the tournament.

Shreyas Iyer’s Fitness Concerns Addressed, Set to Lead Mumbai Indians in IPL

During the fifth day of the Ranji Trophy final, Shreyas Iyer did not participate in fielding for Mumbai, raising concerns that he might miss the beginning of the IPL season. However, a source close to the team had previously informed Bhaskar that Shreyas Iyer is fully fit and will captain the team from the first match onwards. Despite not fielding on the last day of the Ranji Trophy final, he is expected to join the team shortly.

This update comes as a relief for Mumbai Indians fans, as they eagerly await Iyer’s leadership and performance in the upcoming IPL season.

Shreyas Iyer’s Remarkable Performance in Ranji Trophy Final

In the Ranji Trophy final against Vidarbha, Shreyas Iyer played a stunning innings in the second innings, scoring 95 runs off just 111 balls. Remarkably, he could only manage to score 7 runs in the first innings.

Absence from IPL Last Season

Shreyas Iyer was absent from the entire IPL season last year. In fact, at the beginning of the last season, he was sidelined due to an injury sustained during the final Test match against Australia. Consequently, KKR appointed Nitish Rana as the captain in his absence. Additionally, he was unavailable for the final of the World Test Championship scheduled to be held in England on June 7 last year.

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