IPL 2022 | Shreyas Iyer announced captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for upcoming season

Kolkata Knight Riders have taken to Twitter to announce Shreyas Iyer as their team captain for the upcoming IPL. During the mega auction, the franchise bought Shreyas Iyer for a whopping sum of 12.25 crores and ever since then it was speculated that he would get the top job.

Kolkata Knight Riders took to Twitter to officially announce Shreyas Iyer as captain for the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The right-handed batsman was bought by the franchise at the mega auction for 12.25 crore after having an intense bidding war with Bangalore Royal Challengers (RCB), Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants.

Shreyas Iyer, who had been with the Delhi Capitals since 2015, was left out of the franchise last year. This year. he will be seen leading the KKR team as they seek to get their hands on the coveted IPL trophy for the third time.

Kolkata Knight Riders finished second last year after failing to beat CSK in the final. Eoin Morgan had led the franchise last year which will not be part of the IPL this year as no one made a bid for him at the mega auction.

Andre Russell, Sunil NostrilVenkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy were the players KKR had selected to participate in the auction.

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