Shreyas Iyer has had good outings with the bat for KKR but has not quite been able to take his team over the line. He has earned plaudits for his captaincy in an underwhelming season for KKR.
Shreyas Iyer hits a spinner in IPL 2022. (Courtesy: PTI)
- Shreyas Iyer is known to be an elite spin hitter
- Shreyas Iyer has scored 336 runs this season
- KKR are still in the running for the playoffs position and take on SRH on Saturday, 14 May
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer was seen practising a new shot in the nets. KKR released a video on Saturday, 14 May ahead of their game against Kane Williamson-led SunRisers Hyderabad, where Shreyas Iyer can be seen playing his own version of a switch hit – something that looked similar to something that Kevin Pietersen used to play.
Shreyas Iyer is known to be an elite hitter of spin bowling and has already shown his capabilities in KKR colours. While he has not been able to take KKR over the line in most occasions, his maturity at number 3 and 4 after losing his top order early in the day has been applauded by the watchers of the game.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 14, 2022
Kolkata are still in the running for the playoffs spots and need to win all their games by big margins if they wish to qualify for the final four. They put up a brilliant performance against Mumbai Indians, doing very well with the bat in the powerplay and then complementing the performance with the ball in the second innings of the game. Defending just 165 runs, KKR managed to bowl out Mumbai for just 113 runs securing a big victory by 52 runs.
KKR will be looking to win the game against a hapless SRH by a big margin to stay in the running for the final four. Iyer himself will hope that he can take on the weak spin attack of SRH and hit some big shots out of the park in the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.