Sharjah. The second phase of IPL 2021 has been great for KKR’s left-handed batsman Venkatesh Iyer. He also did wonders in bowling on Tuesday after batting. He took the wickets of Shimron Hetmyer and Axar Patel against Delhi Capitals. He took 2 wickets for 29 runs in 4 overs. This is his first wicket of IPL. In this way, he has joined the special list of all-rounders.
26-year-old Venkatesh Iyer has scored 112 runs at an average of 56 in 3 matches of IPL before the match against Delhi Capitals. During this, his strike rate is 156, which is excellent in terms of T20. Apart from a half-century, he has hit 14 fours and 4 sixes so far. Talking about his overall T20 career, he has scored 836 runs in 41 matches at an average of 38. The strike rate is 140 and he has scored 3 half-centuries. This is his fourth match in the overall IPL.
Economy less than 7 in T20
Before this match, right-arm fast bowler Venkatesh Iyer’s record in T20 as a bowler has been very good. He has taken 21 wickets in 41 matches at an average of 26. The economy is only 6.95, which is very good in terms of T20. His best performance has been 2 wickets for 10 runs. Apart from this, he has taken 7 wickets in 10 First Class matches and 10 wickets in 24 List A matches. Even in List A cricket, his economy is less than 5.50. This batsman from MP has also played a big innings of 198 in the list.
Playing-11 of both the teams
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11– Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Tim Southee, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakraborty, Sandeep Warrier and Lockie Ferguson.
Delhi Capitals’ Playing 11Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Enrique Norkia, Kagiso Rabada and Avesh Khan.