3 main reasons why Shreyas Iyer should be selected by the KKR

After releasing Eoin Morgan ahead of the IPL 2022 Auction, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be on the search for a new skipper. Under Morgan's captaincy, KKR finished second in the IPL 2021. They lost the title to Chennai Super Kings in the end (CSK).

Several clubs, including KKR, will be looking for a captain in the IPL 2022 Auction. Shreyas Iyer will be one of the main attractions in this regard. The Delhi Capitals (DC) have discharged their previous skipper in what is believed to be the player's desire to go on. The Capitals' leadership situation has been resolved with Rishabh Pant's appointment as captain.

Shreyas Iyer has a potential of being picked up by one of the new teams (Lucknow or Ahmedabad) before the IPL 2022 Auction. If Iyer enters the auction pool, there's a good chance KKR will spend all out to secure his services.

Here are three reasons why KKR should select Shreyas Iyer in the IPL 2022 Auction:
#3 A solid batter
Shreyas Iyer is a competent batter who may not be the ultimate match-winner that the T20 format demands. He can hold his own against fast bowlers and is at ease against spinners. Iyer could be a strong match for the Eden Gardens surface, where the Kolkata Knight Riders play their home matches.

Iyer also made his test debut against New Zealand last month, scoring a century. He has a knack for putting up big numbers and keeping a batting order together.

Shreyas Iyer can take over as the side's anchor now that Shubman Gill has been released by KKR. Andre Russell's firepower is already on the team to accomplish the job. KKR can develop their batting team around Shreyas Iyer if they sign him in the IPL 2022 Auction.

#2 A long-term investment
Shreyas Iyer has played in 88 IPL games and has been a consistent performer. He is only 27 years old, but he already has a lot of experience under his belt, which is a testament to the skill he exudes. It's no surprise that KKR sees him as a long-term investment.

While Shreyas Iyer is far from a raw product, KKR have a chance to add a genuine hitter to their lineup. Shreyas Iyer's best years are still ahead of him. If he were to wear purple and gold for the IPL 2022, he may lead the KKR drive.

#1 A successful IPL captain
After Gautam Gambhir stepped down halfway through the IPL 2018, Shreyas Iyer took over as captain of the Delhi Capitals (formerly Daredevils). While the club ended last that season, they came back strong in IPL 2019 to make the playoffs. Under Iyer's guidance, DC went one further in IPL 2020, reaching their first IPL final. They were, however, defeated by the Mumbai Indians at the time.

Shreyas Iyer has led the Capitals to victory in 23 of their 41 games, while losing in the other 18. As a captain, he has a strong track record. His self-assurance is encouraging for a leader, particularly in a competition as intense as the IPL.