IPL 2023: Nitish Rana has the captaincy experience having led his state side in white ball cricket and the IPL experience he has had with KKR since 2018.Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday (March 27) announced that Nitish Rana would captain the side in the absence of Shreyas Iyer, who is recovering from a back injury. IPL 2023: Nitish Rana appointed as KKR Captain inplace of Shreyas Iyer.
“While we are hopeful that Shreyas will recover and participate at some stage in the IPL 2023 edition, we feel fortunate that Nitish, with the captaincy experience having led his state side in white ball cricket and the IPL experience he has had with KKR since 2018, will do a great job.
We are also confident that under Head Coach Chandrakant Pandit and the support staff, he will get all the support needed off the field, and the highly experienced leaders in the squad will provide all support that Nitish may need on the field. We wish him the best in his new role and Shreyas a full and speedy recovery,” wrote KKR informing on the news.
IPL 2023 KKR Squad
Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Weise, Kulwant Khejrolia, Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan.
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