IPL 2022 | Shreyas Iyer could be potential captain for KKR or RCB, opines Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra believes that Shreyas Iyer will be the most expensive Indian player in auction|
Aakash Chopra has opined that Shreyas Iyer could be captain for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) or Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the upcoming seasons in IPL. Chopra further dropped a hint that the Bangalore-based franchise has allotted INR 20 crore for purchasing Iyer as their captaincy option.
IPL 2022 will be a 10-team affair and the addition of two new teams makes the mega auction interesting. The mega auction will take place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru. BCCI had confirmed that 590 players will go under the hammer in the auction. They have also announced a 10-player marquee list that features some great players in the shortest format of the game. The two new teams are Lucknow Supergiants and Ahmedabad.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, and Mohammed Shami are the four Indians included in the list who will have a good demand in the auction. Shreyas Iyer has experience of captaincy in the IPL and teams can look at him as their potential captaincy option. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has dropped a hint that the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has allotted INR 20 crore for Iyer. Chopra further added that Iyer will be the potential captaincy pick for KKR and RCB.
“Someone told to me that RCB has kept 20cr for Shreyas Iyer in IPL 2022 Mega Auction”, Chopra said on his official YouTube channel.
“Shreyas Iyer could be a potential captain of KKR or RCB. I don't think Punjab would be looking at him,” he added.
Chopra further added that Iyer will be the most expensive player in the IPL and three most expensive overseas players in the auction will be Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock and David Warner.
“The most expensive player, to be very honest, is going to be Shreyas Iyer. In this list, the most expensive will be Iyer because Ishan Kishan is not there. If Ishan was there, there could've been a tug of war. Now, they will reserve money for Ishan and money will be splashed out for Iyer,” said Chopra.
“The three most expensive overseas players will be Rabada, and then one of Quinton de Kock or David Warner will be the most expensive overseas player as well. There's a good possibility,” he added.