IPL 2022: Between Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer, we have two solid options as captain says KKR CEO Mysore
IPL 2022: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore on Saturday said that his team has two solid captaincy options in form of Pat Cummins and Shreyas Iyer.
In the ongoing IPL mega auction in Bengaluru, KKR bought Cummins for Rs 7.25 crore and Iyer for Rs 12.25 crore.
“First of all, delighted with how the first session went for us. To get back Pat Cummins at that price, actually, we thought he would go at a higher price so we are delighted with that. Obviously, Shreyas is a quality Indian batter, so that’s fantastic and we are very excited,” said Mysore during a virtual press conference.
Shreyas will possibly be the captain of KKR, Mysore said:
“That is the decision the coach and think-tank will take. We need to digest the activities of the auction. Between Cummins and Shreyas, you have two solid options for captaincy.”
India opening batter Shikhar Dhawan bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 8.25 crore earlier in the auction. Rajasthan Royals paid Rs 5 crore for spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Moreover, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spent Rs 7.25 crore for Australia Test captain Pat Cummins.
Punjab Kings spent Rs 9.25 crore for Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada. New Zealand bowler Tent Boult, sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8 crore. KKR purchased Shreyas Iyer for Rs 12.25 crore. Gujarat Titans have signed India pacer Mohammed Shami for Rs 6.25 crore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has signed South African batsman Faf du Plessis for Rs 7 crore. Quinton de Kock was picked by the Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 6.75 crore.
However, a total of 600 cricketers will go under the hammer in the auction. That will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
Therefore, the highest reserve price is INR 2 crore, and 48 players have chosen to position themselves in this category.
Moreover, there are 20 players on the auction list with a reserve price of INR 1.5 crore. And 34 cricket players with a reserve price of INR 1 crore.
A total of 377 Indian players and 223 overseas players are up for grabs in what promises to be an action-packed IPL 2022 Player Auction in Bengaluru.