Former India opener Aakash Chopra believes that Shreyas Iyer could be a good captain for either KKR or RCB. The middle-order batsman was released by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the IPL mega auction but he has been retained by RCB along with Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj. Read more Rajkotupdates.News : Akash Chopra Says Shreyas Iyer Could Be A Captain For Kkr Or Rcb
Chopra recently uploaded a video on YouTube in which he explains why Iyer should be a captain for KKR or RCB.
Why Could He Be A Good Captain?
KKR have received bad news with star batsman Shreyas Iyer likely to miss the entire season due to a back injury. This has left them looking for a new captain and an Indian batter to lead them in their IPL journey this year.
Former India opener Aakash Chopra believes that KKR will be weakened by the absence of Iyer, especially in their batting line-up. The ex-India player has been ruled out of the tournament after he was advised to undergo surgery on his back.
Iyer is expected to be the most expensive player at the mega auction that will take place ahead of the 15th edition of the cash-rich league. He is also a frontrunner to replace Virat Kohli as the skipper of the RCB franchise.
He Has Great Leadership Skills
A good captain is someone who can inspire their teammates to achieve great things and motivate them to work hard. Iyer has proven to be a fantastic leader on the field and knows how to make quick decisions in pressure situations. He also has excellent tactical knowledge and can read the bowlers well to guide his team’s batting lineup accordingly.
However, Iyer’s fitness is a big concern and if he suffers any back problems then the entire batting unit will struggle. This is why it’s important that he keeps himself fit and injury-free. Otherwise, KKR will have a tough time making it into the playoffs this year.
He Is An Intelligent Cricketer
Former India opener Aakash Chopra believes Shreyas Iyer could be a good captain for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The RCB franchise are looking for a new skipper after Rajat Patidar was ruled out of the IPL season with an Achilles heel injury. Chopra also believes that RCB should consider Jason Holder or Glenn Maxwell at the mega auction.
Iyer is an intelligent cricketer and he knows how to run a team. He is also a great leader and can inspire his teammates. He has also shown that he is a leader in the T20 format.
However, Iyer’s injury will be a big setback for the team. The middle-order batsman is a vital member of the team and his absence will leave the batting weaker. Shubman Gill is another player who will miss the tournament due to his back injury and India will be missing a top-order batsman. KKR will be looking to make the most of their home advantage in Kolkata when the IPL starts next month.
He Could Be The Most Expensive Player On The Marquee List
With 590 players going under the hammer for this year’s IPL auction, there is a chance that Shreyas Iyer could be one of the most expensive players. With franchises like Punjab Kings (Rs 72 crore purse) and Rajasthan Royals (Rs 68 crore) needing to spend big on a marquee player, Iyer may force them to break the bank.
Commentator-turned-cricketer Aakash Chopra has spoken about how KKR’s batting lineup would be weakened without the services of their star batsman Shreyas Iyer. He has also mentioned that Glenn Maxwell could be the most expensive overseas player if he is selected.
As he led Delhi Capitals to their first IPL final in 2020, Iyer has proven to be a good leader. Even though he was let go by the team due to their decision to retain Rishabh Pant, that could work out in his favour as there are multiple suitors for him. Along with Iyer, there are many other capped Indian players who are expected to be highly sought-after at the auction including Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane and Kuldeep Yadav.