‘Shreyas Is A Calm Guy’ We Both Played For Delhi In The Past: Cummins
The 2021 IPL finalists Kolkata Knight Riders will be led by in-form Shreyas Iyer in the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and hopes are high for the destructive batsman. The franchise controlled by Shah Rukh Khan paid a hefty Rs 12.25 cr in the blockbuster auction in the previous month to bring Shreyas to the pool. KKR also made numerous other important purchases at the auction, including retrieving Pat Cummins’ expertise for Rs 7.25 cr.
The Aussie pacer was dropped by the franchise before the auctions but was later restored. Even though Cummins and Shreyas prepare to team up, the Australian Test captain remembered sharing the dressing room. These players have been with the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals).
Shreyas seems in the form at the moment: Cummins
“Shreyas, I played with (him) at Delhi (Daredevils), we got on really well. He seems like a very calm guy and seems in the form at the moment. I’m so excited to go over there, I have some close friends I will be playing alongside, can’t wait,” said Cummins.
Cummins, who had been the captain of the Aussie Test squad, may come to Iyer’s support in making decisions. In addition, the Indian batsman is no stranger to captaincy, having previously guided Delhi to the playoffs. He was also outstanding during last month’s 3-match T20I series versus Sri Lanka. “Really excited. It’s been great that most of the squad has been able to kept together. So, most of the players and staff know really well,” he added.
However, Cummins is in Pakistan for a 3 match Test series, which is now tied at 0–0 after the 1st 2 games. The 3rd and final Test will take place on March 21 at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. Heading to IPL 2022, KKR, the past season’s finalists, will face defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the league opening match on March 26, 2022.
KKR Full Squad For IPL 2022:
Shreyas Iyer ©, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Chamika Karunaratne, Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson, Shivam Mavi, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Baba Indrajith, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Sam Billings, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Nabi, Aman Khan, Umesh Yadav.