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IPL 2024: ODI World Cup Star Appointed As KKR Captain, Nitish Rana Named Vice Captain

Shreyas Iyer has been named as the KKR captain ahead of the IPL 2024 season. Nitish Rana takes the vice-captain spot

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Dec 14, 2023 17:00 IST
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Team India cricketer Shreyas Iyer has been named as the new Kolkata Knight Riders skipper which was announced by the KKR CEO Venky Mysore on the team’s social media platforms ahead of the IPL 2024 season. Shreyas Iyer joined the 2-time champions since last season but missed out on the IPL 2023 season due to injury.

Nitish Rana has been named as the team’s vice captain. He had taken the leadership in place of Shreyas Iyer last season as well.

“It was indeed unfortunate that Shreyas missed IPL 2023 due to injury. We are delighted that he’s back and at the helm as Captain. The way he has worked hard to recover from his injury and the form he has displayed is a testament to his character.” KKR CEO Venky announced.

“We are also grateful that Nitish had agreed to step into Shreyas’ shoes last season and did a great job. There’s no doubt Nitish as Vice Captain will support Shreyas in every possible way for the benefit of #TeamKKR” He added.

Gambhir Returning To The Fray

Kolkata Knight Riders had also earlier announced that their former captain Gautam Gambhir will be joining the team as a mentor ahead of the new season. Gambhir led the team to 2 titles in 2012 and 2014 respectively and was released later before the 2018 season.

Shreyas Iyer will be looking forward to the new season with the batter coming from a good ODI World Cup campaign in India.

“I believe the last season presented us with several challenges, including my absence due to injury. Nitish did a great job not only filling in for me but also with his commendable leadership. I am delighted that KKR has named him Vice Captain. No doubt it will strengthen the leadership group,” Iyer said.

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First published on: Dec 14, 2023 03:45 PM IST

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