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Shreyas Iyer named captain of Kolkata Knight Riders

Shreyas Iyer has been named the new captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, the franchise announced ahead of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League, which is expected to start in late March.

KKR bought Iyer at the 2022 mega auction last weekend for a whopping INR 12.25 Crores after an intense bidding war. The ex-Delhi Capitals skipper was released ahead of the 2022 edition by the franchise that made its final bid of INR 9.5 Cr to re-sign the middle-order star before bowing out of the race. Gujarat Titans swooped in late but KKR managed to out-bid the first-timers to secure Iyer’s services.

Iyer led Delhi to their maiden IPL final in 2020. In 87 IPL appearances for the team since his debut in 2015, Iyer has scored 2375 runs at a strike rate of 123.95.