Auction 2022: Kolkata review ft. Shreyas Iyer, Pat Cummins

Shreyas Iyer is primed to lead KKR skipper, but he might have to stave off Pat Cummins for the job. Harsha Bhogle, Simon Doull and Gaurav Kapur break down Kolkata’s picks on Cricbuzz Live

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  1. Best xi


  2. Hales
    Pat Cummins
    They have 8 bowling options, nabi. Sam billings and southee in place of injury
    All they need is Russell to bat well

  3. Possibility 1: Venkatesh Iyer☄️, Alex Hales✈️, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson👐, Sunil Narine✈️☄️, Mohammad Nabi✈️☄️, Pat Cummins✈️☄️, Anukul Roy☄️, Varun Chakravarthy☄️, Shivam Mavi☄️.

    Possibility 2: Venkatesh Iyer☄️, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Andre Russell✈️☄️, Sheldon Jackson👐, Sunil Narine✈️☄️, Chamika Karunaratne✈️, Pat Cummins✈️☄️, Anukul Roy☄️, Varun Chakravarthy☄️, Shivam Mavi☄️.

    Possibility 3: Venkatesh Iyer☄️, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Sam Billings✈️👐, Andre Russell✈️☄️, Sunil Narine✈️☄️, Pat Cummins✈️☄️, Anukul Roy☄️, Shivam Mavi☄️, Umesh Yadav☄️, Varun Chakravarthy☄️.

    Possibility 4: Nitish Rana, Alex Hales✈️, Shreyas Iyer, Sheldon Jackson👐, Sunil Narine✈️☄️, Mohammad Nabi✈️☄️, Tim Southee✈️☄️, Anukul Roy☄️, Shivam Mavi☄️, Umesh Yadav☄️, Varun Chakravarthy☄️.

  4. Venkatesh Iyer (1), Alex Hales(2)/Sam Billings(5), Shreyas Iyer(3), Nitish Rana(4/2/5), Sheldon Jackson(5/4)/Ajinkya Rahane(4/5), Mohammad Nabi(6/7)/Chamika Karunaratne(4/5/6), Sunil Narine(7/8/5)/Andre Russell(5/6), Anukul Roy(9/8)/Rasikh Salam Dar(11), Pat Cummins(7/8)/Tim Southee(10/11), Varun Chakravarthy(10/11), Shivam Mavi(9/8)/Umesh Yadav(10/11).

  5. 1. A. Heals✈️
    2. S. Narine✈️
    3. V. iyer
    4. N. rana
    5. S. Iyar(C)
    6. A. Russell✈️
    7. S. Jackson
    8. P. Cummins✈️
    9. U. Yadav
    10. S. Mavi
    11. V. Chakraborty
    1. V. Iyer
    2. A. Rahane
    3. N. Rana
    4. S. Iyer(C)
    5. A. Russell✈️
    6. S. Billings✈️
    7. S. Narine✈️
    8. P. Cummins✈️
    9. U. Yadav
    10. S. Mavi
    11. V. Chakraborty

  6. Iyer
    Anukul Roy
    Russell/ karunaratne/ nabi

    We can have Hales and Jackson also in place of Billings and Roy in case of failure.

    For a couple of matches i can dare to open with rahane and have Naraine at place of Roy.

    Team is all balanced and needs to synchronise. I would have bought Raina for sure in place of Rinku Singh and Rahane and 45 L left in kitty.

    All domestic uncapped players are good. They also need to get chance like Venky Iyer but will they get is a question

  7. I think KKR did mistake they choosen VARUN CHAKRAVARTY..if they choose
    1) RUSSELL 2) V AYYAR 3) NARINE 4) RAHUL TRIPATHI..this is good auction time they will try for VARUN OR YUZI CHAHAL OR RAHUL CHAHAR. easily..they miss chance..
    What ever this is a good team go with 6 all rounders ..

  8. 1.A Rakhane
    2.S Narine
    3.N Rana
    4.S Iyer
    5.V Iyer
    6.Sam Billings
    7.Aman Khan
    8.P Cummins
    9.C karunanathne
    10.Shivam Mavi
    11. V Chakrabarty
    Spinner- 1.V Chakraborty -4
    2 .S Narine -4
    3.Nitish Rana
    4. S Iyer
    Fast Baller -1. Pat Cummins – 4
    2.C Karunathane- 4
    3.S Mavi- 4
    Medium Pace 1.V Iyer
    2. Aman khan
    NB- V Iyer will not open , because of He will play for india at 6 . Then As finisher { S Billings + V Iyer } more than enough . And C karunarathne is good choice as baller, than A Russel .

  9. Inderjith has kept wickets in TNPL and KKR could punt on him since they need someone to do DK's role….They have plenty of top order batsmen hence Jackson wont be the best option…KKR Xi according to me- V. Iyer, Hales, Rana, Inderjith/Jackson, Iyer, Russell/Billings, Cummins/Southee, Narine, Anukul, Mavi, Varun…..

  10. Unimaginably ridiculous for KKR to have not got Eoin Morgan, after he gets you to the Finals after yrs and yrs. & more laughable is that he has been replaced by Shreyas Iyer who was kicked out of Delhi's captaincy for a novice like Pant. Maybe KKR will learn that Captains win tournaments & players win matches, when they finish in the bottom half of the table in 2022. & even when they didn't get Morgan, they had Cummins and still went for Iyer. It's 1 of my top 3 favourite teams & unfortunately, very sad to see them get carried away by media crap or a non cricketing backroom. 2022 will be remembered for Losing Captain interviews of Shreyas where he will be saying, we are in the process of rebuilding again & again & again.

  11. My choice of best 11 for all the IPL 2022 teams (with batting till minimum 8 along with good bowlers & allrounders), as follows –

    1. Mumbai Indians :
    Rohit(c) Ishan(wk) Tilak SKY David Anmolpreet Pollard Sams Allen M.Ashwin Bumrah
    (good team balance with batting till 9 👏)

    2. Chennai Super Kings :
    Rutu Conway Moeen Uthappa/S.Dubey Rayudu Dhoni(c & wk) Jadeja DeepakChahar Bravo Milne/Jordan Hangargekar (batting till 11 🔥)

    3. Delhi Capitals :
    Shaw Warner Mandeep Marsh Pant (c & wk) Bharat Powell Shardul Axar Kuldeep/Lalit Chetan (supreme balance with batting till 9)

    4. Gujarat Titans :
    Gill Roy Manohar Wade(wk) Hardik(c) Tewatia Shankar/Gurkeerat Jayant Rashid Shami LockieFerguson

    5. Kolkata Knight Riders :
    Venky AlexHales Shreyas(c) N.Rana RinkuSingh Billings(wk) Nabi/SheldonJackson Russell Cummins Varun Mavi

    6. Lucknow Super Giants :
    ManishPandey EvinLewis KL(c & wk) DeKock Hooda Stoinis/Holder Krunal K.Gowtham MarkWood Bishnoi Avesh

    7. Punjab Kings :
    Mayank ShikharDhawan(c) Bairstow(wk) Shahrukh Livingstone Prerak/RajBawa Odean Rabada Brar Sandeep/IshanPorel Arshdeep

    8. Royal Challengers Bangalore :
    AnujRawat Kohli Faf Maxwell Lomror DK(c & wk) Prabhudesai Hasaranga Harshal Siraj Hazlewood

    9. Sun Risers Hyderabad :
    RahulTripathi Markram AbhishekSharma Williamson(c) Pooran/Phillips(wk) Samad Shepherd Sundar Bhuvi/Umran ShreyasGopal Natarajan

    10. Rajasthan Royals :
    Jaiswal Buttler Padikkal Samson(c & wk) Dussen Hetmyer Neesham Parag Ashwin/Chahal Boult Prasidh

    I think that as per as above teams, Mumbai seems to have weakest batting and overall combination while Delhi Lucknow Chennai Kolkata and Rajasthan have extremely balanced and fierce teams.

    NOTE :

    Batting order can differ as per comfortable match situations, with lower order hitters promoted up. Reason for keeping some good allrounders/batters till 7-8 is to increase the depth and strength in batting as much as possible.

    And I personally feel that despite extremely strong team combination, captaincy will decide the results as captaincy will bring out the best of even average team. So I feel 90-95% or above of best captaincy and 5% good combination will fetch best possible team results.

    All dear readers, do reply your thoughts POLITELY.

  12. KKR: 1. V Iyar, 2. Hales, 3. Rana, 4. S Iyar (C), 5. Russell, 6. Jackson (WK), 7. Narine, 8. Cummins (VC), 9. Mavi, 10. U yadav, 11. Chakrabarti.
    V Iyar and narine as a pinch hitter, Russell in any position as slogger.
    Opinion: Indian opener. Rahane, foreign WK. Billings, 2nd foreign seamer. Southe, spin all-rounder. Nabi .

  13. Initially they will start with V.Iyer, Hales, Rana, S.Iyer, Rahane, Billings, Russel, Narine, Mavi, Umesh, Chakravarthy due to Cummins unavailability.
    If this works, then no need to look back.
    Otherwise Cummins will replace Hales or Billings depending upon their performance. Jackson might come in place of Rahane if he fails to perform. We can see Nabi in some matches as a replacement of Russel / Narine if any fitness issue comes.

  14. 1…v.iyyer
    4…n. Rana
    7…ankul roy/ rinko singh

    4…n. Rana
    7…ankul roy/ rinko singh

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