Former Indian cricketer, Akash Chopra, recently shared his thoughts on the possibility of Shreyas Iyer taking over the captaincy for either Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) or Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Chopra’s opinion carries weight, given his experience as a commentator and analyst of the sport. In this article, we’ll examine Chopra’s comments and evaluate the likelihood of Iyer captaining either KKR or RCB.
The Case for Iyer as Captain of KKR
Chopra pointed out that KKR’s current captain, Eoin Morgan, may not be available for the entire IPL season due to international commitments. This could provide an opportunity for Iyer to step in and lead the team. Iyer has already captained the Delhi Capitals in the past, and his leadership skills were praised by many. Additionally, Iyer is an excellent batsman and could provide a strong presence in the middle order for KKR.
The Case for Iyer as Captain of RCB
Chopra also mentioned that RCB’s current captain, Virat Kohli, has not had much success in leading the team to IPL glory. As such, there may be a desire within the team to try a new captain, and Iyer could be a viable option. With a wealth of experience in IPL cricket, Iyer could bring a fresh perspective to the RCB team. Additionally, his batting skills could complement those of Kohli &AB de Villiers, creating a formidable middle order.