Brendon McCullum, the head coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, said Venkatesh Iyer is training hard in the nets to make a great comeback into the squad for the rest of the IPL 2022 matches.
It was difficult for both KKR and Iyer, according to McCullum, because they had to find alternative possibilities to replace the India all-rounder, who had a fairytale season with the two-time champions last year.
Due to his poor record, Venkatesh Iyer was dropped after KKR’s defeat against Delhi Capitals on April 28. The Maharashtra all-rounder, who wowed the globe with a 370-run run in just 10 matches in the second part of the IPL 2021 in the UAE, has struggled this season.
The left-hander has only 132 runs in nine games and has only bowled three overs for the team.
“Obviously, Venkatesh, he didn’t get as many runs as he would have liked.”
We were pushed into a situation where we needed to explore for alternatives. That’s definitely upsetting for someone who has represented India in the last 7-8 months after a strong IPL performance in the UAE last time.
“It’s also a little frustrating for him.”
He’s been putting in a lot of time at the nets to get back into shape. That will almost certainly be considered. On May 7, McCullum told the press that he was
“certainly not out of contention for the games to come”
after KKR were hammered by Lucknow Super Giants by 75 runs.
Published By : Chittajallu H S Kumar
Edited By : Kiran Maharana