Shreyas Iyer IPL Career

Last Modified Nov 30, 2022 14:08 IST
IPL Debut year2015
IPL TeamKolkata Knight Riders
NationalityIndian
RoleCaptain, batsman
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm Off-break
Current Auction PriceINR 12.25 Crore
Last IPL Season runs401


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A classy player who can bat with a great flexibility in the middle-order as well as up the order is one of the biggest names in Indian cricket today. Yes, he is none other than the Mumbaikar, Shreyas Iyer. He has had an amazing start to his international career with over 1000 runs in ODIs and T20is since his debut in 2017. But all these great numbers and the stature that he is carrying forward came from a prolific IPL career which began in the year 2015.


In the auction of the 8th season of the IPL, Shreyas Iyer was amongst the pool of players as a specialist batsman. He had made a big name for himself with his performance for Maharashtra in domestic cricket. His bid started with a base price of INR 10 Lacs which went up to INR 2.6 Crores after Delhi Capitals fought hard for the right-hand batsman and bought him successfully. In his first season, he scored over 400 runs in 14 games and struck 4 fifties as well. For his stellar performance, he won the Emerging Player Award for the 2015 IPL and cemented his place in the Delhi line-up.


Iyer was retained in the 2018 auction and was given the role to lead the side after Gautam Gambhir stepped down. On 27 April 2018, he became the youngest skipper of the Delhi Capitals and the 4th overall to lead any IPL side. He scored 93*(40) in his debut innings as the skipper and it was also his third-consecutive fifty of the season. He was retained for the next season too and took the Delhi Capitals to their first-ever IPL Final in 2020 where he smashed an unbeaten 65 in a losing cause against the Mumbai Indians.


In the 2022 auction, Iyer was once again up for grabs and Kolkata Knight Riders set their eyes on him and went all out for the Mumbai boy. He was bought for a huge sum of INR 12.25 Crores and was soon named the captain of the side.


In his illustrious IPL career, Shreyas Iyer has played in 101 matches, scoring 2776 runs, including 19 fifties. Here, we trace the path that Iyer has gone through in his 8 year-long career in the IPL.



Shreyas Iyer IPL Runs & Stats- Year-by-Year


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Iyer has been quite consistent in the IPL, he has scored 400+ runs on five occasions in the 8 seasons that he has featured in. He made 519 runs, his personal best, in the 2020 season where he also led his side to the final. He has scored a total of 2776 runs in 101 matches at a strike rate of 25.38.


Here, we look at his IPL runs year wise:


YearMatchesRunsBest ScoreStrike Rate100s50s
Career101277696125.38019
20221440185134.5603
2021817547*102.3300
20201751988*123.2703
20191646367119.9403
20181441193*132.5804
20171233896139.0902
20166301969.7600
20151443983128.3604


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Shreyas Iyer IPL Wickets & Stats- Year-by-Year


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Shreyas Iyer bowls right-arm off-break but he has hardly bowled in the most prized cricket league in the world. Here is his year-by-year bowling performance in the IPL:


YearMatchesWicketsBest FiguresEconomy4-wicket match
Career10100/77.000
20221400/77.000
202180--0
2020170--0
2019160--0
2018140--0
2017120--0
201660--0
2015140--0


Shreyas Iyer IPL Auction Price


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Shreyas Iyer went bonkers in the 2015 IPL auction and was sold for INR 2.6 Crores. In 2018, he was retained by the Delhi franchise and his IPL salary was raised to INR 7 Crores. In the 2022 auction, Kolkata Knight Riders purchased the stylish batsman for a whopping INR 12.25 Crores.


YearPriceIPL Team
2015INR 2.6 CroresDelhi Capitals
2016INR 2.6 CroresDelhi Capitals
2017INR 2.6 CroresDelhi Capitals
2018INR 7 CroresDelhi Capitals
2019INR 7 CroresDelhi Capitals
2020INR 7 CroresDelhi Capitals
2021INR 7 CroresDelhi Capitals
2022INR 12.25 CroresKolkata Knight Riders


Shreyas Iyer Records in IPL


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  • Highest earning uncapped player in the tournament ( INR 2.6 crore in 2015 Auction)

  • Won the Emerging Player Award in 2015

  • Youngest captain to lead the Delhi Capitals (23 Years 142 Days in 2018)

  • Fourth youngest captain to lead an IPL team

  • Scored a fifty on IPL captaincy debut

  • Won the Player of the Match Award on IPL captaincy debut

  • Led the Delhi Capitals to their maiden IPL Final in 2020

Shreyas Iyer Last 10 IPL Innings


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The Kolkata Knight Riders captain led from the front in his maiden run with the purple franchise and scored a total of 401 runs in the 2022 season. In his last 10 innings in the IPL, he scored 3 half-centuries, with a top score of 85.


OppositionRunsVenue
Lucknow Super Giant50 (29)Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai, India
Sunrisers Hyderabad15(9)Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India
Mumbai Indians6(8)Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai, India
Lucknow Super Giant6(9)Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune,
Rajasthan Royals34(32)Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
Delhi Capitals42(37)Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
Gujarat Titans12(15)Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai, India
Rajasthan Royals85(51)Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India
Hyderabad Sunrisers28(25)Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India
Delhi Capitals54(33)Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India