Mumbai. Venkatesh Iyer had a great performance in IPL 2021. Hardik Pandya could not bowl in the last season of the T20 league due to injury. After this, Iyer is being told as an alternative to Pandya. Not only this, he also got a chance to play T20 International and ODI for Team India. But IPL 2022 has been very bad for Iyer. Playing for KKR in a match on Thursday, he could score only 6 runs against Delhi Capitals. KKkar has made 29 runs for 2 wickets in 6 overs till the time of writing the news. That is, the start of the team has not been good.
27-year-old Venkatesh Iyer scored 6 runs in 12 balls against Delhi. His strike rate was 50. Not only this, he could not hit a single boundary. Looking at the performance of his current IPL season, he has been able to score only 132 runs in 9 matches at an average of 17. Has scored a half-century. However, during this time his strike rate has been only 98, which cannot be called good in terms of T20. He could hit only 16 boundaries.
Good performance against West Indies
Venkatesh Iyer had done well in the T20 series against West Indies recently. Iyer of MP got the chance to play only 50 balls in the series. He scored 92 runs at a strike rate of 184. 10 fours and 4 sixes were hit. In the last season of IPL also, he did amazing performance. He scored 370 runs in 10 matches at an average of 41 and also scored 4 half-centuries. During this his strike rate was 128. He also left his mark with the ball.
Looking at Iyer’s overall T20 career, he has scored 1508 runs in 70 matches at an average of 35 before this match. Has scored 8 fifties. Played the biggest innings of 88 not out and strike rate of 134. He has also taken 34 wickets in his name. Apart from scoring 133 runs in 9 T20 Internationals, he has also taken 5 wickets. On the other hand, Hardik Pandya has done wonders with the bat in the current season. He has scored more than 300 runs. Not only this, under his captaincy, Gujarat’s team is on top of the table.
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 28, 2022, 20:22 IST