Last Update on: March 31st, 2023 at 02:59 pm
Shreyas Iyer has been advised to undergo back surgery due to which, he will not be able to participate in IPL 2023 and ICC World Test Championship final. Shreyas Iyer is the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2023 and his absence will be a big blow to the team.
KKR will need to find a replacement for the right-handed batsman, who is a crucial part of the top order. Although it will be tough for the team to find Shreyas Iyer’s replacement, there are many players who went unsold in the IPL auction 2023 and can fill Iyer’s vacant spot in the KRR squad. Here we talk about 3 players who can replace Shreyas Iyer in the KKR squad.
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IPL 2023: 3 Players Who Can Replace Shreyas Iyer In KKR Squad
3. Karun Nair
Karun Nair is the first player who can be picked to replace Shreyas Iyer in the KKR squad. Karun Nair had a base price of Rs. 50 lakh in IPL 2023 auction but went unsold. Like Iyer, he is also a batsman. Nair has played for India in the past, representing the national team in 6 Tests and 2 ODIs.
In IPL, he has played 76 matches in which he has scored 1171 runs at an average of 23.75. The right-handed batsman has also hit 10 fifties in the tournament.
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