Shreyas Iyer to lead RCB?

Former Delhi Capitals and Mumbai batter Shreyas Iyer made a sensational debut in Test cricket against New Zealand last year. Iyer was extremely unlucky not to make the final XI in the three-Test series against South Africa but his rise to national contention has been due to his performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Since Delhi Capitals were rechristened, Iyer led the franchise into the Playoff (in 2019) and then the final (in 2020). An injury before the IPL 2021 meant that Rishabh Pant was made the new captain of the Capitals, who have subsequently not retained Iyer for the 2022 season.

Now, various reports are saying that Iyer will not be either of the two new franchises – Lucknow or Ahmedabad – as both the teams are not offering captaincy to the experienced Mumbai batter. Iyer had chosen to enter the IPL 2022 mega auction which will take place in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13.