After missing the 2023 season due to a back injury, Shreyas Iyer will captain the Kolkata Knight Riders again in the 2024 Indian Premier League. For the 2024 IPL, KKR’s vice-captain is Nitish Rana, captain of the previous season.
Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR, made the announcement, saying. “It was unfortunate that Shreyas missed IPL 2023 due to injury.” His return to the helm as Captain is well welcomed. His character is seen by his hard work in recovering from his injury and form.
The Kolkata Knight Riders will have to manage their available budget while creating a decent team as the auction comes. With players like Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russel, Sunil Narine & co., KKR have been able to retain their core players.
Iyer’s Return Bolsters KKR’s IPL 2024 Season
For the 2018 season, India batsman Shreyas Iyer will lead the Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team’s vice-captain, Nitish Rana, took charge of the team during Iyer’s absence in the 2023 IPL. Iyer had a back injury the previous year and missed the full season.
Before the IPL 2022 season, Iyer was bought by KKR for INR 12.25 crore (about USD 1.5 million). With six victories and eight losses, Iyer guided the team to a 7th place finish. He missed both the World Test Championship final that summer and the Indian Premier League due to a back injury sustained in April 2023. IPL 2023 saw Knight Riders finish 7th once more under Rana’s leadership with six wins and eight losses.
Since Iyer was KKR’s captain, a lot has changed in the team. Having previously led the team under Brendon McCullum’s coaching, he will now work with Gautam Gambhir, the new team coach, and Chandrakant Pandit. KKR’s two IPL titles, in 2012 and 2014, came about as a result of Gambhir’s leadership.
Iyer had previously spent his early years working briefly as an apprentice for Pandit in the Mumbai state setup and as a member of the Gambhir team at the Delhi Daredevils. Iyer made his IPL debut as he assumed leadership of the Delhi Daredevils halfway through the 2018 campaign.
Shreyas Iyer said in a statement, “I think the last season gave us several challenges, including my absence due to injury.” “Nitish did very well, not just covering for me but also showing great leadership. That KKR has picked him as vice-captain makes me very happy. It will surely make the leadership group stronger during the IPL 2024.”
KKR Team Review Ahead of The Mega Auction
The Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai will host the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction on December 19. Each team will receive a budget of Rs. 100 crore, up from Rs. 95 crore the year before.
Ahead of the forthcoming Indian Premier League IPL 2024 auction. The two-time IPL Trophy winners Kolkata Knight Riders have totally reorganized their roster. This team is eager to add players to its lineup for the next season. They have not won an IPL title since 2014 and placing 7th in the IPL 2023.
Twelve players, including Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, and Umesh Yadav, were released by KKR in advance of the December 19 IPL player auction. They have INR 32.7 crore in their wallet.
Shreyas Iyer, the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, is available for the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) after missing the last season due to injury. Great batting talents like Rinku Singh and Venkatesh Iyer are part of KKR’s retained squad, which strengthens their batting lineup.
The man who helped them win two titles, Gautam Gambhir, is back where he belongs. Suddenly, supporters have come back to life. Gambhir has taken on the role of mentor in an attempt to make things better.
The fast-bowling unit of the Kolkata Knight Riders, which is, to be quite honest, virtually nonexistent, is their main issue. Only Harshit Rana and Vaibhav Arora remain as their two primary pacers after they let go of Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, David Weise, Umesh Yadav, and Shardul Thakur.
Andre Russell is not a reliable fast bowler for KKR, as his fitness raises serious concerns. Because of this, Gambhir and Kolkata will be watching fresh hires who have the aura to be big stars.