Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a heavy loss when the Indian Premier League was about to start on 31st of this month. Shreyas, their captain and India star, was injured. At the very least, Kolkata may miss half the IPL season. Currently, Kolkata have not announced the captain yet. It is known that Shah Rukh Khan, the team owner, will announce the interim captain before the 30th of this month.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, long-time stalwarts Andre Russell and Nitish Rana are all with the team. Naturally, if seniority and experience as a captain are the criteria, Shakib should be in the captaincy position. But the information coming out is that none of them will be the hero. It has been decided to cap one of Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur and Windies player Sunil Narine.
Narine is the highest wicket taker for Kolkata. He has 122 wickets in his account. Narine was instrumental in the team’s 2012 and 2014 trophy hauls. Narine recently led the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in the International League T20. But the team ended the season in last place with only three points.
This time Shardul is the star who came to Kolkata through trading. The actor reached Kolkata for 10.75 crores. The team management will consider the issues of captaining him in his first season in the Kolkata jersey. Meanwhile, Shreyas is hoping to join the team in the second phase of the season.
Kolkata’s first match is against Punjab Kings in Mohali on 1st of next month. If Shreyas does not recover before June, Team India will also face a setback in the Test Championship final against Australia.
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Last Updated Mar 27, 2023, 2:59 PM IST