The 2022 segment of the Indian Premier League is about to start. With the tentative date set around 27th March, the fans are gearing up for a great tournament. Moreover, the addition of the two new franchises into the contest- Lucknow, and Ahmedabad.
All the teams are gearing up to give their best shot at winning that trophy.
Chennai Super Kings, IPL’ 21 Winners, will be going after the trophy to make it two in a row.
Also, the Indian Premier League winners of 2020, and 2019, Mumbai Indians, will want to get the cup back from the Chennai Super Kings team.
Furthermore, the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise is looking for their big break and win the championship back.
The last time the Kolkata Knight Riders won was in 2014.
Kolkata Knight Riders In 2022
The Kolkata Knight Riders side is quite formidable this year. The most expensive buy for the Kolkata Knight Riders is Shreyas Iyer. He went under the hammer for a whopping price of Rs. 12.25 crores.
Given below is the squad list for the Kolkata Knight Riders for 2022:
Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Tim Southee, Ramesh Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, Aman Khan.
In a recent interview, the Kolkata Knight Riders captain, Shreyas Iyer, made a very bold statement to the fans.
The captain made a promise to the fans saying, “we will win the championship.”
Iyer is in fantastic form owing to the Sri Lanka series.
“I am really looking forward to being on the ground, this time representing KKR because I have always been on the opposite end, and I could feel the crowd cheering for their team. When I represent you guys, I hope that you guys are in the stadium and cheer for us. I am really looking forward to that excitement and see to it at the end of the day that we win the championship,” Shreyas Iyer said in the interview.
“I am a players’ captain, and I want to create, and I want to create an atmosphere where all of us think towards one goal, which is winning. Coming to KKR, I would have a different mindset. I am more mature and experienced in terms of decision-making and captaincy skills. So, waiting eagerly to work with every individual in the team and build that synergy that could help the team perform at a different level,” Iyer added.
The statement made by the captain reassures the fans.
The question is whether the KKR side will deliver on that promise.
The fans and everyone is looking forward to the tournament.