(Photo) KKR bench last season’s hero Venkatesh after string of poor performances

Kolkata Knight Riders decided to drop one of their retained players, Venkatesh Iyer, for their game against Rajasthan Royals on Monday at the Wankhede Stadium as they look to snap their five-match losing streak and keep their chances of qualifying afloat. In fact, KKR had dropped their other retained player, Varun Chakravarthy in their previous game as well. In nine matches he played in IPL 2022, Iyer could manage just 132 runs at an average of 16.50 and a strike-rate of 97.78.