Irfan Pathan has solutions for KKR’s death bowling. Shreyas Iyer has been named captain of KKR for the IPL 2022 season.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) made some significant purchases at the IPL 2022 mega auction last month. They decided to bolster their pace attack by bringing back Australian Test captain Pat Cummins, uncapped pacer Shivam Mavi, India Test specialist Umesh Yadav, and others. However, the team did not keep one of their most lethal speedsters, Lockie Ferguson.
Meanwhile, former India pacer Irfan Pathan has come forward to explain how KKR can solve the jigsaw puzzle of death bowling options in the upcoming season. In the previous edition, the two-time winners had the most scalps at the death overs, with 46. KKR took 29 wickets in the second leg of the tournament in the UAE, which was the most of any team at an economy rate of 8.28.
Irfan Pathan: The following is a question about KKR’s death bowling
“The question about KKR is their death bowling, and I believe they can solve their puzzle by adding a couple of overs of Varun Chakravarthy in the death overs.” It’s a big decision because you have Sunil Narine, who you can bowl just after the powerplay, in the middle overs, and maybe keep two overs for Varun, but also keep two overs for him in the death,” Irfan said on Star Sports’ Game Plan.
“I believe things will become much easier after that.” Umesh Yadav and Shivam Mavi can each bowl one over. If Andre Russell is fit, he might be able to bowl two overs, but if you can find a spot for Varun to bowl at the death, it will look a lot better than it does now,” he added.
This time, the Kolkata-based franchise will be led by India’s middle-order sensation, Shreyas Iyer. In the 2019 and 2020 seasons, he led the Delhi Capitals to the playoffs and the final. Despite finishing seventh in the first leg of the IPL 2021, a determined KKR unit delivered some brilliant performances in the UAE leg and advanced to the finals, where they were defeated by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
A new appearance This time, KKR will try to go one step further. The former champions kick off their IPL 2022 campaign against CSK on March 26 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.