IPL 2022: Shreyas Iyer has struggled with leg spin this season.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Shreyas Iyer is in good form in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. In 12 matches, Iyer scored 336 runs at an average of 30.5, including two fifties. However, former Indian batter Mohammad Kaif has mentioned an area that Shreyas needs to work on. Despite labeling him as a “special batter,” Kaif said Iyer struggled with leg spinners, adding that the latter is consistently ejected as he tries to play aggressive shots.
“Shreyas has one weakness, though. He doesn’t play the leg spinners well and is often misled by the turn and flight of the leggies. It’s surprising to see an Indian batter consistently struggle with leg spin,” Kaif said during his speech. on Star Sports Live.
“He’s also been fired by leg spinners a few times this season. Whether it’s Ravi Bishnoi or Rahul Chahar or Kuldeep Yadav, everyone has harassed him, but he never looks at their overs. Instead, he continues to play attacking. “shots and gets fired. I think a lot of improvement is needed in this department. But at the same time, there are several qualities about Shreyas that make him a special hitter,” he added.
Iyer’s form will be key for KKR as they strive to reach the playoffs. They have not been consistent in the IPL 2022 so far.
The two-time champion is eighth in the points table with 10 points from 12 games.
KKR will now face SunRisers Hyderabad later on Saturday, before completing their group stage campaign against Lucknow Super Giants.
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