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IPL 2024: Shreyas Iyer back as KKR captain, Nitish Rana his deputy KKR
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IPL 2024: Shreyas Iyer back as KKR captain, Nitish Rana his deputy

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Dec 2023, 06:13 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: India's star batter Shreyas Iyer returned as the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL).

Nitish Rana has been announced as the vice captain of the team for IPL 2024.

KKR CEO Venky Mysore said in a statement, "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."

"There's no doubt Nitish as Vice Captain will support Shreyas in every possible way for the benefit of Team KKR," he added.

Shreyas, who is now a key player in Team India, played a significant role in India's unbeaten run to the ODI World Cup 2023 final until they were beaten by Australia.

Returning as captain, Shreyas said, "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."

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who has been appointed as the mentor of KKR, has congratulated both.

Gambhir posted on X, "Congrats Shreyas and Nitish! Leaders ready for battle!"

The player auction will be held on December 19.

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