IPL 2024: Shreyas Iyer again becomes the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders

Nitish Rana, who led the team in the last edition, has been appointed as the vice-captain for IPL 2024.

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IPL 2024: Shreyas Iyer again becomes the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders

Shreyas Iyer will lead Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2024. Image- SportsCafe.in

Shreyas Iyer, who could not play in the last edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to injury, will now lead Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as a captain in the IPL 2024. KKR CEO Venky Mysore announced this on Thursday.

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Shreyas Iyer returns to KKR captaincy in IPL 2024, Nitish Rana named his deputy. Image- myKhel
Shreyas Iyer returns to KKR captaincy in IPL 2024, Nitish Rana named his deputy. Image- myKhel

Meanwhile, Nitish Rana, who led the team in the last edition, has been appointed as the vice-captain for IPL 2024. Iyer has captained the league before also.

Before IPL 2024, all the teams are currently busy preparing for the auction to be held in Dubai on 19th December. The teams have almost prepared the list of players whom they have to target. It seems certain that on December 19, there will be a fierce fight between the teams for each player, but before that KKR has announced the change of its captain.

Shreyas Iyer returns as captain of KKR

KKR had signed Shreyas Iyer in the mega auction of 2021 by paying a huge amount. He was bought for Rs 12.25 crore. After that, the team handed over the responsibility of captaincy to him with great pride. But he could captain his team for only one season, in which the team stood seventh in the points table. It was expected that KKR would perform well under his captaincy in the next season i.e. 2023, but Shreyas Iyer got injured even before the IPL. His injury was so serious that he had to miss the entire season.

During this time, Nitish Rana was given the responsibility of captaincy, but the team did not do anything special this year either. Now there was suspense about who would be given the captaincy when Shreyas Iyer returns. But now it has been made clear that with his return, Shreyas Iyer will again captain and Nitish Rana has been made the vice-captain.

Shreyas Iyer's performance for KKR so far

If we talk about Shreyas Iyer's performance for KKR so far, he played 14 matches in the year 2022, in which he has 401 runs in his name. He had scored three centuries. His average was 30.85 and strike rate was recorded at more than 134.

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Shreyas Iyer's IPL career

If we talk about Shreyas Iyer's entire IPL career, he managed to score 2776 runs by playing 101 matches. He has 19 half-centuries to his name, but no century. Iyer's strike rate in his IPL career is more than 125, while he has batted at an average of 31.55. It remains to be seen how Shreyas Iyer and his team KKR perform in the IPL 2024.

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