Calcutta Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer has scored 336 raids in 12 games in the 1222 Indian Premier League (IPL) season so far and is one of the mainstays of the batting team. Shreyas’ best shot of the season came against the Rajasthan Royals, scoring 85th. Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that Iyer can now fire freely as middle-order batsmen have finally begun to contribute.
In an interview with Cricket Live on Star Sports, Gavaskar said: “Shreyas Iyer is a leading KKR player, he has been a leading player in any franchise he has played for. It’s good to see that Shreyas doesn’t have to share all the burden so that he can fire freely and play big shots at the beginning of the inning. “
Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh finally started contributing bats in the middle order for KKR. Initial batsman Venkatesh Iyer was also back between runs in the previous match against the Mumbai Indians.
Former Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif said in praise of Iyer that the talented batsman from Mumbai knows how to deal with the pressure and can steer the KKR in the right direction.
“Shreyas Iyer is a first-class batsman. He loves to play under pressure and knows how to score consistently. He likes to play long and impressive innings. He is a great captain and with his bat he can point the KKR in the right direction,” Kaif said. .
However, Kaif also expressed concern about Iyer’s fight against carousels, arguing that this was one area that a right-handed batsman had to work on.
“But Shreyas has one weakness. He doesn’t play leg spinners well and tends to be deceived by turning around and running away from his pants. It’s surprising to see an Indian batsman constantly fighting to spin his legs. He was released by leg spinners quite often this season,” he said. Kaif.
“Whether it’s Ravi Bishnoi or Rahul Chahar or Kuldeep Yadav, everyone is bothering him, but he never watched their power play through. Instead, he continues to attack and is ruled out. I think a lot of improvement is needed.” But at the same time, Shreyas has several qualities that make him a special dough, “he added.
KKR will face SunRisers Hyderabad on Saturday night.
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