The IPL is set to start on March 31 this month. Even before the start of this biggest cricket league, the team of Kolkata Knight Riders has already suffered a big blow. Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the IPL due to injury. He is also the team captain. Kolkata Knight Riders have announced a new captain in his absence. A player who has played just 3 matches for Team India has been given this big responsibility.
KKR announce new captain:
Kolkata Knight Riders have decided to replace Shreyas Iyer with star batsman Nitish Rana as their captain. Nitish Rana has been a part of Kolkata Knight Riders for many seasons and is known for his explosive batting. Nitish Rana has scored around 2181 runs in 91 matches in the IPL, during which time he has seen 15 fifties with his bat.
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