IPL 2024 : Shreyas Iyer back as KKR captain 

Shreyas Iyer returns as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain for IPL 2024 after a back injury sidelined him in 2023

Iyer led KKR to a seventh-place finish in 2022 before his injury, and Nitish Rana filled the captaincy void in 2023, achieving the same result

 Iyer expresses gratitude for Rana's leadership and welcomes him as vice-captain for 2024, strengthening the team's leadership group.

 KKR undergoes a coaching shift, with Chandrakant Pandit and Gautam Gambhir replacing Brendon McCullum as coach and mentor

Iyer has prior experience working with both Pandit and Gambhir – with Pandit in his early years and Gambhir at Delhi Daredevils.

KKR releases 12 players, including Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, and Umesh Yadav, ahead of the IPL auction with a purse of INR 32.7 crore.

KKR CEO Venky Mysore welcomes Iyer's return and praises his dedication to recovery and his on-field form

Iyer's return signals a renewed focus on leadership and strategy for KKR as they aim to improve upon their recent seventh-place finishes