KKR Captain: Nitish Rana named KKR’s skipper for IPL 2023. Check details

Updated on: Mar 28, 2023 10:33 am IST

KKR Captain

The 2-times IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders have announced their skipper for the upcoming IPL season. The lad from New Delhi Nitish Rana is all set to lead the Knight Riders in IPL 2023 after regular skipper Shreyas Iyer has been sidelined from at least the first half the season due to a back injury.

KKR Captain: Nitish Rana

The KKR team management have ponder their faith on the talented young left-hander to lead the side in the absence of Shreyas Iyer. KKR didn’t have a great season last time around as they failed to make it to the playoffs. They did their homework in the 2023 IPL auctions and formed a formidable ahead of the season, but Shreyas’ injury is a big blow for them. Kolkata Knight Riders took to twitter to announce the appointment of Nitish Rana as skipper,

KKR Captain

Nitish Rana pipped Sunil Narine to become KKR’s captain

The new KKR Captain Rana had a tussle against his teammate and one of KKR’s mainstays for the skipper role Sunil Narine, but the team management appointed Rana ahead of the experienced left-hander. Rana has been a part of the franchise since 2018 and has been a regular member of the playing XI. On the other hand, Sunil Narine started playing IPL from the 2012 season and has represented only KKR in all these years. It is a great opportunity for a young gun like Nitish Rana to lead the side and he will get ample support from senior pros like Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, and Sunil Narine.

KKR Playing 11

Check out the expected KKR playing 11 ahead of their opening IPL 2023 match against Punjab Kings on April 1.

1. Venkatesh Iyer
2. N Jagadeesan (wk)
3. Nitish Rana (C)
4. Shakib Al Hasan
5. Andre Russell
6. Rinku Singh
7. Shardul Thakur
8. Sunil Narine
9. Tim Southee
10. Umesh Yadav
11. Varun Chakravarthy

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2023 squad

Nitish Rana (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Litton Das, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Mandeep Singh, Harshit Rana, Shakib Al Hasan, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Weise, Kulwant Khejrolia.

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