Umesh Yadav joined the KKR squad bio-bubble before the pre-IPL training. It’s also somewhat of a homecoming for the pace bowler, who has previously provided match-winning performances for the Knights. He was a member of the KKR team from 2014 to 2017.
However, things will be a little different for the right-arm fast bowler this time. The once-reliable pacer has been withdrawn from the national squad due to a dip in form and the emergence of new young pacers. A good IPL season may allow Yadav to restore his place in the team.
KKR, on the other hand, debuted its new uniform on Friday (March 18). Shreyas Iyer, the new skipper, attended the occasion. In their opening match of the season, KKR will face defending champions CSK on March 26.
The Knight Riders are the sixth franchise to unveil their new uniform, with just over a week until the start of the IPL 2022 season. It’s worth mentioning that KKR supporters have already begun sharing photos of new skipper Shreyas Iyer wearing the new KKR shirt 2022. The photographs were published in response to a promotional video Iyer was filming in the lead-up to the IPL 2022 season being shared on social media. Umesh Yadav was one of the essential additions to KKR’s roster before the auction. This time, England is led by Shreyas Iyer, who took over as white-ball skipper from Eoin Morgan.
New Captain Shreyas Iyer For KKR:
Iyer was freed ahead of the Capitals’ significant auctions, and KKR paid a record sum of Rs 12.25 crore for the 27-year-old Mumbaikar, who won the rising Player of the year award in 2015.
Before the start of this year’s tournament, Shreyas had been in excellent form, receiving the Player of the Series award in a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka in which he hit three back-to-back fifty-plus runs and went undefeated. He extended his brilliant white-ball form in Test cricket, scoring half-centuries in both innings of the second Test against the island nation in Bengaluru.