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Kolkata Knight Riders announce their group’s stand-in captain for IPL 2023

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The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have introduced Nitish Rana because the stand-in captain for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. The flamboyant left-handed batter will fill in for Shreyas Iyer, who will miss the preliminary of the season as a result of a again damage. Rana has been part of the Knight Riders since 2018 and has scored greater than 300 runs in every of the 5 seasons. He has additionally led Delhi groups within the Indian home circuit, showcasing his captaincy expertise.

The 29-year-old Rana has represented India in two T20Is and an ODI, all of which got here throughout the Sri Lanka tour in July 2021. The administration needed to search for a brand new captain after Iyer suffered a relapse of a again damage throughout the fourth Border-Gavaskar Check towards Australia in Ahmedabad. The franchise had a number of different captaincy choices in long-serving Knight Riders Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, and present New Zealand Check captain Tim Southee.

The Kolkata Knight stay hopeful that Iyer will get better and take part in some matches throughout the IPL 2023 version. The franchise secured Iyer’s providers for INR 12.25 crore final yr. Nonetheless, in case Iyer is unable to play, KKR are assured that Rana, along with his IPL expertise and captaincy expertise, will do a wonderful job main the group.

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The franchise has religion in head coach Chandrakant Pandit and the assist employees, who will present Rana with all of the assist he wants off the sector. The group has a number of skilled leaders on the sector who will present steering to Rana. The Knight Riders wished Rana one of the best in his new function and hoped for Iyer’s full and speedy restoration.

“Whereas we’re hopeful that Shreyas will get better and take part throughout the IPL 2023 version, we really feel lucky that Nitish, with the captaincy expertise having led his state facet in white ball cricket and the IPL expertise he has had with KKR since 2018, will do an amazing job,” a launch from the Knight Riders said.

“We’re additionally assured that beneath Head Coach Chandrakant Pandit and the assist employees, he’ll get all of the assist wanted off the sector, and the extremely skilled leaders within the squad will present all assist that Nitish might have on the sector. We want him one of the best in his new function and Shreyas a full and speedy restoration.”

The Kolkata-based group will begin their quest for a 3rd title with an away match towards Punjab Kings (PBKS) on April 1. The Knight Riders have gained the IPL twice, first in 2012 after which in 2014. With Rana main the group, they are going to look so as to add one other title to their trophy cupboard.

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