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RCB, KKR, PBKS to Bid For Shreyas Iyer at IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Report

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: That means Iyer could draw a three-way war for him at the auction table. 

Updated: January 17, 2022 10:45 AM IST

By Sports Desk | Edited by Ankit Banerjee

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Mumbai: Looks like Shreyas Iyer would be in massive demand during the upcoming mega auction in February. As per a report on TOI, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look at the stylish right-handed batter as their captain, there would be Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings also in line to lap up Iyer. That means Iyer could draw a three-way war for him at the auction table.

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“Post Virat Kohli the RCB captaincy, RCB are really interested in having Iyer as their next captain. Expect them to bid for the Mumbaikar in next month’s auction in Bangalore,” a source told TOI.

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The source also added that Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings are also expected to bid for him aggressively. Not long back, reports suggested that Iyer wants to be the captain of whichever team. And if that is true, all three franchises would be looking for captains.

Earlier reports suggested that new IPL franchises – Ahmedabad and Lucknow – had approached Iyer but things did not work out as he was not offered the captaincy there.

“Iyer is set to be the hottest property this IPL Auction. Multiple franchises are seeing him as the leader of their squad. His performance, leadership skills will make them bid big for Iyer”, source tracking IPL Auctions very closely.

Iyer would not be new to the role of leadership as he has led Delhi Capitals in the past. In 87 IPL matches, Iyer has scored 2375 Runs at a strike rate of 124.

He has played seven IPL seasons so far and has managed to earn Rs 35.8 Cr in total salary.

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Published Date: January 17, 2022 10:43 AM IST

Updated Date: January 17, 2022 10:45 AM IST