Shreyas Iyer did not take part in the last Test with the bat due to his back issues. As per reports, the issue is serious and Iyer could be out of action for a while. This means that he would be unavailable for KKR. It would be a big blow for the franchise as Iyer is the skipper and the lead batter of the team. On that note, here, we take a look at three players who could replace Shreyas Iyer in KKR if he is ruled out of IPL 2023.
1) LR Chethan
Before the IPL 2023 Auctions, LR Chethan is one name that made the rounds as a smart pick. The youngster from Bengaluru attended trials of many IPL franchises. However, he failed to get a bid.
An attacking batter, Chethan has been doing well in the regional leagues. He is also a wicket-keeper and would be a good choice for KKR. Therefore, he is on the list.
2) Priyam Garg
If KKR needs a batter for No.3 who has some decent IPL experience, they can go for Priyam Garg. The Uttar Pradesh batter has the temperament to excel at this spot.
He was surprisingly left unsold at IPL 2023 Auctions. That said, he now has a chance to make a comeback. KKR would need an anchor in the top-order and Garg is someone who can pull off the job.
3) Abhimanyu Easwaran
Abhimanyu Easwaran is one of the players who could replace Shreyas Iyer in KKR if he is ruled out of IPL 2023. The West Bengal batter is in good form at the moment. Although that is in a different form, he has the skills to come good for the franchise.
It has been a while since KKR has had a local Bengal lad in the setup. Easwaran is close to making his India debut and it would be a fine pick for the franchise if they get him onboard.