Vice-captain Shreyas Iyer struck a magnificent 113 not out while Ishan Kishan slammed a scintillating 93 to give India an emphatic seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the second ODI at JSCA International Stadium on Sunday.
An unbeaten 64 from Axar Patel took the visitors over the line to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Iyer had sparked a controversy a couple of days as he implied that Kolkata Knight Riders' CEO Venky Maysore was interfering in team selection, with many former players criticising the KKR administrator for meddling in cricketing matters
KKR captain Shreyas Iyer revealed how difficult it is to tell the players that they are not a part of the playing eleven. He also said that the CEO (Venky Mysore) is involved in team selection
In Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer, India has found its modern day masters of red-ball cricket.
The right-hander struck a well-crafted, match-winning 80 in the third ODI against the West Indies in Ahmedabad to complete a 3-0 series sweep and followed it up with a brisk 16-ball 25 in the closing game of the subsequent three-match T20I series in Kolkata, also ending in a 3-0 sweep.
Under Rohit Sharma’s rule, India’s youngsters have the best chance to conquer the world. His way of passing the information comes with a layer of comfort that often puts his players in a safe space.
Iyer will be the sixth player to lead KKR after Sourav Ganguly (2008-10), McCullum (2009), Gautam Gambhir (2011-17), Dinesh Karthik (2018-20) and Eoin Morgan (2020-21).
Iyer scored 105 off 171 balls, striking 13 fours and a couple of sixes during his brilliant effort.
In first-class cricket, Iyer has scored 4,592 runs in 54 matches at an average of 52.18, including 12 centuries and 23 half-centuries.
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