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If Mohammad Nabi was included in playing XI during the first match against the Chennai Super Kings, the KKR all-rounder will become only the fifth player in T20 history to score 3000 runs and take 300 wickets.

The massive auction that preceded the event in February resulted in a significant change in squad composition for all franchises.

Mohammad Nabi
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The KKR will begin the competition with a new skipper, Shreyas Iyer, who was purchased for INR 12.25 crore on the first day of the Bengaluru auction. Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, and Mohammad Nabi were among the KKR’s major acquisitions, in addition to Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, and Varun Chakravarthy, who were retained by the franchise.

Only four all-rounders have scored 5,000 runs and taken over 300 wickets in T20s: Kieron Pollard, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, and Dwayne Bravo. Nabi, who has 302 wickets in the shortest format, is only four runs away from reaching the 5000-run barrier.

The Afghanistan star has 4,996 runs at 138.58 in 329 T20s.

While Russell is a member of the Knight Riders, Shakib was a member of the team last season. Kieron Pollard is currently with the Mumbai Indians, while Dwayne Bravo was just repurchased by the Chennai Super Kings in a Mega auction.

Shreyas Iyer will take command of the KKR:

Shreyas Iyer has been selected as the new captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2018 IPL season. Iyer was the most expensive purchase for Knight Riders at the IPL 2022 auction last weekend, costing INR 12.25 crore and became their highest-paid player by surpassing Andre Russell’s INR 12 crore salary.

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Iyer succeeds Eoin Morgan, who led the Knight Riders to the IPL final last year, where they were defeated by Chennai Super Kings.

In the IPL, Iyer has captained in 41 games, winning 21, losing 18, and drawing two.

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