Shreyas Iyer, Mithali Raj, and Deepti Sharma have been nominated by the ICC for the Players of the Month of February in the men's and women's cricketers.

Shreyas Iyer will lead Kolkata Knight Riders in the India Premier League 2022, replacing Eoin Morgan.

The right-handed batter was the costliest player for the Kolkata based franchise, who shelled out 12.25 crore for the players.

Meanwhile, Iyer has developed a liking for Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, under whom he recently had the best T20I series of his career.

The 27-year old amassed more than 200 runs and remained unbeaten in three matches against the visiting Sri Lanka team.

When Shreyas was asked about Rohit’s leadership, Iyer heaped massive praise on the 34-year old.

“He is amazing. He thinks from a player’s point of view. He has that mindset, where he connects to every individual and knows what he needs from the support staff and coaches. I respect him a lot. We have played at the domestic level a lot, and I know how he thinks as well,” he said.

Iyer is excited after getting an opportunity to captain KKR in the world’s best league. “I have grown as a leader and will act with maturity. My aim is to win the IPL trophy for my new team.

“I will be players captain and will listen to every teammate. We are going to play as a unit, and I am thankful to the owners for believing in me.”

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