KKR vs RCB in IPL 2021- PC: Eoin Morgan pleased with debutante Venkatesh Iyer making a mark

KKR vs RCB in IPL 2021: Who is Venkatesh Iyer? Captain Eoin Morgan pleased with debutante making a mark; Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR vs RCB in IPL 2021: Who is Venkatesh Iyer? Captain Eoin Morgan pleased with debutante making a mark; Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR vs RCB in IPL 2021: Venkatesh Iyer- Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan was very happy to see Venkatesh Iyer make a mark in his debut. Iyer looked rock solid as he scored unbeaten 41 runs off just 27 balls. He also smacked 7 fours and a six during the run-chase. In his innings, he shared a partnership of 82 runs with Shubman Gill for the opening wicket. Follow IPL 2021 live updates on insidesport.co and live streaming on Star Sports, Hotstar. 

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“Yeah, I think Venky the way he came in and played was outstandingand certainly the brand of cricket we want to play with a lot of talent within our group and certainly playing under Brendon McCullum that’s the aggressive nature in which we want to play. Although, he was very aggressive, he managed to play with fantastic control throughout the innings and his opening partnerhip with Shubman Gill was beautiful to watch,” said Eoin Morgan.  

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KKR vs RCB in IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders included a fresh face in their playing XI for their first match of the second phase of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The Eoin Morgan-led side gave a chance to Madhya Pradesh all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer to debut at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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Iyer, who plays for Madhya Pradesh in the domestic circuit, had already made his T20 and 50-overs debuts for the Madhya Pradesh senior team and was captain of the state’s Under-23 team.

In February this year, the opener played scintillating innings of 198 runs against Punjab in the List A tournament Vijay Hazare Trophy. He hit 20 fours and 7 sixes. He scored 273 runs in five matches of the tournament. During this, his strike rate was 124, while the average was 55.

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RECENT MATCHES – VENKATESH IYER

Last 10 innings

MATCH BAT BOWL DATE GROUND FORMAT
KKR vs RCB 41* 20-Sep-2021 Abu Dhabi T20
M. Pradesh vs Punjab 198 2/24 28-Feb-2021 Indore List A
M. Pradesh vs Andhra 30 1/22 26-Feb-2021 Indore List A
M. Pradesh vs Tamil Nadu 22 24-Feb-2021 Indore List A
M. Pradesh vs Vidarbha 0 0/10 22-Feb-2021 Indore List A
M. Pradesh vs Jharkhand 23 20-Feb-2021 Indore List A
M. Pradesh vs Services 11 1/19 19-Jan-2021 Indore T20
M. Pradesh vs Saurashtra 88* 0/17 17-Jan-2021 Indore T20
M. Pradesh vs Vidarbha 14 0/17 15-Jan-2021 Indore T20
M. Pradesh vs Rajasthan 27 1/27 13-Jan-2021 Indore T20

 

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(with agency inputs)