TATA IPL 2023: Tim Southee likely to lead KKR as Shreyas Iyer’s availability in doubt

The Kolkata Knight Riders are awaiting Shreyas Iyer’s fitness, and there is no word on whether or not their captain will be able to play in the upcoming Indian Premier League season. (IPL). Iyer has been advised to remain quiet for the time being, and the Indian batter is doing so in the hope that his situation will improve.

Iyer, who was fielding during the match, suffered a lower back injury. He was immediately taken off the field and subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the match. The extent of the injury was later revealed to be significant, and the player has been advised a significant period of rest and rehabilitation.


The injury is expected to keep Iyer out of the Indian Premier League for at least the first half of the 2023 season, which begins on March 31. Iyer is the designated captain of the two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders, who appear to be looking for a new leader.

Tim Southee, a fast bowler from New Zealand, could serve as KKR’s captain. Saudi has extensive experience as a captain. He has played the lead role for New Zealand. He is a skilled bowler as well. He is competing for the position of KKR captain in this circumstance. In 52 IPL games, Saudi has so far taken 45 wickets.