Shreyas Iyer, the batsman who missed out on the IPL last year owing to injury, has been elected skipper of the Kolkata Knight Riders again. For the IPL 2024, Nitish Rana, the temporary captain at the time, has been named Iyer’s deputy.
“I think we had several difficulties during the previous season, including my injury-related absence. In addition to stepping in for me, Nitish did a fantastic job leading by example. That KKR has named him Vice Captain makes me very happy. Undoubtedly, it will fortify the leadership group “Iyer was cited in a team release.
Under Rana, Kolkata had a subpar season the previous year, placing seventh overall and losing out on a playoff spot.
“Shreyas’ injury kept him out of the IPL in 2023, which was regrettable. His return to the helm as Captain is well welcomed. The CEO, Venky Mysore, was cited as stating, “The way he has worked hard to recover from his injury and the form he has displayed is a testament to his character.”