The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is just around the corner. The marquee tournament will begin from take begin from 31st March with the final set to take place on 28th May. All the franchises have kick-started their preparations for the league and it is expected that like all the seasons, it’ll be another enthralling season. Talking about the Kolkata Knight Riders, the two-time champions would be eager to stage a comeback after their dismal outing last season. The KKR players are toiling hard ahead of the season and are putting in the hard yards in their pre-tournament sessions.
2 Players who could captain KKR if Shreyas Iyer is ruled out of IPL 2023
With IPL 2023, just a few days away from now, KKR might have suffered a major blow as skipper Shreyas Iyer suffered a back injury yet and has been ruled out of the ongoing fourth Test against Australia in Ahmedabad and the ODI series. The extent of his injury is yet to be known and if it’s a serious one, he can even be ruled out of the tournament. In this piece we will take a look at 2 Players who could captain KKR if Shreyas Iyer is ruled out of IPL 2023:
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If Shreyas Iyer gets ruled out of the IPL 2023, left-hander Nitish Rana can be the perfect candidate to captain Kolkata Knight Riders in the upcoming season. The southpaw has been an integral part of the franchise for a while also has been consistently scoring runs for them. Rana has good captaincy experience as he leads Delhi in the domestic circuit and has done reasonably well. Nitish has done decently well with the bat in the league as he has scored 2181 runs in 91 IPL games at a strike rate of 134.22. He also has 15 fifties to his name with a best of 87.
Caribbean all-rounder Andre Russell could be another ideal candidate to captain Kolkata Knight Riders if Shreyas Iyer gets ruled out of the tournament. Russell has played an instrumental role in taking the team to great heights and has contributed equally well with both bat and ball. With him having truckloads of experience, he can turn out to be a game-changing skipper for the KKR. He has played 98 IPL games in which he has scored 2035 runs at a strike rate of 177.88 and to go with 10 half-centuries. Apart from this, he has taken 89 wickets with the ball as well.
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