New Delhi. In the new season of the Indian Premier League, the team of Kolkata Knight Riders is going to enter with its new captain. The team will have to prepare a good strategy before the first match against Punjab Kings. Shikhar Dhawan, the new captain of the opposing team, has a lot of captaincy experience in international cricket. Everyone’s eyes will be on the opener of the Kolkata team, who made a place in Team India by showing a bang.
The team of Kolkata Knight Riders will play in the new season with the new captain Nitish Rana. Team captain Shreyas Iyer is forced to sit out of the tournament due to injury. Opener Venkatesh Iyer, who batted stormy for KKR in 2021, will again be eyeing everyone. This player had made a place in Team India with his explosive innings. This player, who plays as an all-rounder, has not been discussed for a long time and everyone wants to see Venkatesh hitting fours and sixes on the field again.
Big bang in IPL, chance in Team India
In the year 2021 IPL, Venkatesh Iyer had taken the team to the playoffs while performing well for the Kolkata team. While making his debut in IPL 2021, Venkatesh Iyer scored a total of 370 runs in 10 matches at an unmatched average of 41.11. Which included 4 half-century innings. Venkatesh batted at a strike rate of 128.47. Based on this performance, he got a chance to make T20 debut in November 2021 and then ODI debut in January 2022.
Venkatesh Iyer could not maintain the kind of performance and fitness needed in Team India and had to be dropped from the team. After this, during a match in Duleep Trophy in September 2022, Chintan Gaja’s throw to Venkatesh between the head and shoulder and he fell on the ground. The injury was very serious and an ambulance had to be called to take him. He had to be ruled out of the tournament in October 2022 due to a heel fracture during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
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Tags: IPL 2023, KKR, Kolkata Knight Riders, Venkatesh Iyer
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 01, 2023, 11:13 AM