- Shreyas Iyer to lead team for the 15th IPL season.
- Was roped in for Rs 12.25 cr from previous team.
- Delighted and honoured to lead the team- Shreyas Iyer
The Kolkata franchise on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of their new signing Shreyas Iyer as the captain for IPL 2022. The Indian skipper was bought by the Shahrukh Khan franchise for Rs 12.25 crore from his previous team Delhi Capitals.
Making the announcement, Venky Mysore, CEO & MD of KKR said, “we are delighted firstly to have been able to successfully bid for Shreyas in the IPL auction & to have the opportunity for him to lead #TeamKKR. He has impressed one & all as a quality batsman at the highest level & we are confident that he will excel as a leader of #TeamKKR.”
Accepting captaincy of KKR, Shreyas Iyer expressed delight and honour to lead KKR. He said, “I would like to thank the owners, management and support staff of KKR for giving me the opportunity to lead this team and I am confident that we will find the right synergies to achieve the team’s goals.”
Welcoming the middle-order batsman, Head Coach Brendon McCullum said “I am very excited to have one of India’s brightest future leaders in Shreyas Iyer, take the reins at KKR. I’ve enjoyed Shreyas’ game and his captaincy skills from afar and now will look forward to working closely with him to drive forward the success and style of play we want at KKR”
The team during the Mega auction last week re-bought players like Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi and Tim Southee. Apart from them, the KKR had also bought India middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who was released by the Delhi Capitals.