Venkatesh Iyer – India’s next game-finisher?

Jeremy Caroll

Venkatesh Iyer’s face was unknown until Kolkata Knight Riders backed him up in the second phase, as England players were summoned back to prevent COVID problems in the second part of the Indian Premier League, which was shifted to Dubai.

Venkatesh Iyer was the standout performer, as he single-handedly propelled his franchise KKR to comeback after starting the innings in the remaining games.

Venkatesh Iyer may be one of the factors for Kolkata Knight Riders’ final appearance versus Chennai Super Kings. Venkatesh scored four half-centuries in the IPL, including the game against Chennai Super Kings in the final.

After debuting for India, Venkatesh Iyer has been allotted to finish the innings at the end, since India has a vast variety of opening pair, which include skipper Rohit, Dhawan, Ruturaj, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, and also Sanju Samson who has been called for the Sri Lank series. Venkatesh Iyer has been an excellent alternative for Hardik Pandya, since he contributes effectively with both the bat and the ball, and India can have a strong batting line-up with Ravindra Jadeja’s experience.

The main concern is if India can put their faith in Venkatesh Iyer to finish matches. Without a doubt, no one can replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s charisma and brilliance, and his contribution to Team India will be treasured by us all. Venkatesh Iyer has a chance to develop as a finisher for Team India, which is looking for a successor for what MS Dhoni had been doing down the order.

If Venkatesh Iyer is properly groomed and given more opportunities in the limited-over format, India might see a promising potential for the prospective all-rounder with exceptional finishing abilities.


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