Former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen is currently part of the broadcasting team in IPL 2021. The former batter is also quite vocal in voicing out his opinions on Twitter. In this article, we take a look at one player whom Kevin Pieterson named as the Indian uncapped player who impressed him the most in IPL 2021.
KP names the Indian uncapped player who impressed him the most in IPL 2021
To a query on Twitter that asked him to name the Indian uncapped player who impressed him the most this IPL, the former player had no doubts as he reverted with the answer “Venky Iyer”.
Venky Iyer 💫 https://t.co/5ogD54xO6H— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) October 2, 2021
Venkatesh Iyer has been phenomenal in IPL 2021 so far. The Madhya Pradesh all-rounder did not get a single game in the first phase of the competition. However, so far in the UAE leg, the hard-hitting all-rounder has played all matches for Kolkata Knight Riders.
In the five games he has played till now, Iyer has scored 193 runs at an average of 48.25 and a strike rate of 141.91. He has been fearless at the top of the order, and this has helped the likes of Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi to also do well. Iyer has also collected three wickets with his medium pace, which has helped Eoin Morgan while managing his bowlers at times.
Venkatesh Iyer could get a chance in Team India soon
He is still very early in his career, but Iyer has already shown that he has got the skills to survive and do well in the game. Most importantly, his profile fits the requirements of India perfectly. He is a left-handed batter who could operate across the batting line-up and also bowls medium pace. This could come to India’s rescue since Hardik Pandya is not bowling at the moment due to fitness issues.