“Alyssa Healy is my most favourite Australian right now, Mitchell Starc at number 2”, says Venkatesh Iyer

“Alyssa Healy is my most favourite Australian right now, Mitchell Starc at number 2.” Venkatesh Iyer picks his favourite Australian cricketer after Tata IPL 2024 final.

“Alyssa Healy is my most favourite Australian right now, Mitchell Starc at number 2”, says Venkatesh Iyer
“Alyssa Healy is my most favourite Australian right now, Mitchell Starc at number 2”, says Venkatesh Iyer

The 29-year-old Indian all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer reveals his favourite Australian cricketer after the conclusion of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League on 26th May 2024 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk in Chennai.

The Kolkata Knight Riders led by skipper Shreyas Iyer had a sensational campaign in the recently concluded edition of the Tata IPL. They finished at the top of the points table with 20 points to their name from 14 matches, including nine victories, three defeats and a couple of washed out games during the league stages of the tournament. Their defeats came against the Punjab Kings (PBKS), Rajasthan Royals (RR), and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

The Shreyas Iyer-led side defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad led by skipper Pat Cummins by eight wickets in the 1st Qualifier in Ahmedabad. As a result of their top-two finish, they directly booked a spot in the final. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the final by eight wickets to clinch their 3rd Tata IPL title (2012, 2014, and 2024). The 29-year-old Indian all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer played a counter-attacking innings (52 off 26 balls), which played a crucial role in helping his side shoot down a below-par total of 114, in just the 11th over, (10.3 to be precise) of the run chase to clinch their 3rd Tata IPL title.

“Alyssa Healy is my most favourite Australian right now and not Mitchell Starc. He is No.2. It’s good to have your family around on such a big occasion. Unfortunately, Alyssa had to leave. We spoke with her before the game and she sent across her wishes.” Venkatesh Iyer speaks about the team having a conversation with Alyssa Healy before the final.

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The Australian women’s team led by skipper Alyssa Healy will be hosting New Zealand led by skipper Sophie Devine for a three-match T20I series that will commence from 19th September 2024 and conclude on 24th September 2024 just ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024, in Bangladesh.

(Quotes sourced from India Today)

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