Venkatesh Iyer made great achievement during practise session ahead of the IPL 2022

Venkatesh Iyer of the Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) picked up where he left off in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 final, smashing a 47-ball 87 in an intra-squad practise match on Wednesday (March 23). On Saturday, IPL runner-up of 2021 - KKR will face MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings(CSK) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to begin their 2022 season (March 26).

Team Gold and Team Purple were the two groupings that were formed. In Team Gold's 204/6 total, Venkatesh Iyer, who would open the innings once more, produced a magnificent 47-ball 87. In a short highlight video published by KKR, he appeared to be in touch.

Team Purple scored 175 in the first innings thanks to assistance from Nitish Rana, Abhijeet Tomar, and Rinku Singh. Abhijeet hit 26 balls for 52 runs, while Rana hit 29 balls for 51 runs. Rinku, who recently re-signed with KKR, scored 44 points on 22. In the first inning, Iyer also had a 3/32 batting average.

In IPL 2022, Shreyas Iyer will captain KKR. In the final XI, Iyer, Rana, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, and Tim Southee have all been confirmed. Due to international obligations, Cummins and Aaron Finch will miss the first five games of the season.

The MS Dhoni-led team won the IPL 2021 title by defeating the two-time champions KKR.

Assistant coach and former Australia all-rounder David Hussey revealed that the decision was made because Iyer is a natural leader. He stated that Iyer is a great leader, as evidenced by the way he strides out and commands the territory, and he captures the respect of all the players. He commented that Cummins, knowing him well, believes he'll be an excellent deputy and a strong leader in the group, leading from the front. Hussey added, however, having known Iyer as the captain of the Delhi Capitals in the past, he has a strong cricket intellect and a clear vision of how we want to play this match. As a result, he believes Brendon and the KKR management made a wise move.