MI vs KKR IPL 2021 – Venkatesh Iyer KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders new batting hope Venkatesh Iyer is cynosure of all eyes now a days. After an impressive 41 run knock, Iyer first got a special training tips from Indian captain Virat Kohli and now a very special session with his team’s coach Brendon McCullum. KKR coach spent good 1 hour watching Iyer at the nets on Wednesday as they were preparing for big game vs defending champion Mumbai Indians – Follow MI vs KKR Live Updates on InsideSport.co
“Good to have tips from Brendon McCullum. He is a great guy, great player and picking his mind was good”, said Iyer on his one to one session with KKR’s coach.
MI vs KKR IPL 2021: Knight Riders new sensation Venkatesh Iyer ‘gets special training session’ with Brendon McCullum ahead of match vs Mumbai Indians
MI vs KKR IPL 2021 – Venkatesh Iyer KKR: Iyer will be playing only his 2nd match in IPL but the team is now expecting big from the young batsman from Madhya Pradesh. Iyer will face the likes of Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah & Adam Milne as KKR is scheduled to play Mumbai Indian tonight at 7.30 PM. The task is daunting but Iyer & his team is looking forward to the challenge. Iyer’s captain Eoin Morgan is very hopeful of a good show by the youngster.
“Venkatesh Iyer, the way he came in and played in the last match was outstanding. Certainly, the brand of cricket we want to play. Playing under head coach Brendon McCullum, this is the aggressive nature of cricket we want to play. He was beautiful to watch & hope he continues in the same fashion” said Eoin Morgan after the last match.
Not only his own KKR team, but Iyer also left his opponent team members also impressed with his batting display. That is the reason when he politely asked RCB Captain Virat Kohli for few tips – he immediately obliged.
Is there extra pressure when @Bazmccullum is watching you bat from behind the nets?
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 23, 2021
Iyer, the Madhya Pradesh batsman, has warmed the KKR bench since joining the franchise and finally got an opportunity on a difficult wicket to bat on in the last match. But not for a moment did he look nervous. He went on the offensive from the word go taking on Kyle Jamieson and Mohammed Siraj as KKR chased down an easy 93-run target in just 10 overs. Iyer, who could have been a successful management professional after finishing his MBA in finance and giving up a placement as a tax consultant, also hit the winning runs for his team.
The 26-yer-old, who plays for Madhya Pradesh in domestic cricket, scored most of his runs behind the wicket and in front. His fearless batting received praise from all quarters.
MI vs KKR IPL 2021 – Venkatesh Iyer KKR: Who is Venkatesh Iyer?
Iyer 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.
MI vs KKR Likely Playing XI for KKR: Openers: Shubman Gill & Venkatesh Iyer, No 3: Nitish Rana, No 4: Rahul Tripathi, No 5: Eoin Morgan (c), No 6: Andre Russell, No 7: Dinesh Karthik (wk), No 8: Sunil Narine/ Shakib Al Hasan, No 9: Lockie Ferguson, No 10: Varun Chakravarthy, No 11: Prasidh Krishna
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