Nitish Rana- A Good Choice?
IPL 2023( Indian Premier League) is just 4 days away and there has been news popping up every day regarding top teams who are a strong choice for the title this time.
The upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season promises to be a thrilling ride, but it seems that the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have hit an early bump in the road. According to reports, KKR’s two-time champion team has been dealt a tough blow as their captain Shreyas Iyer is likely to sit out due to a nagging back injury.
This surely dampens the spirits of KKR fans who were excited to witness Iyer’s flair and prowess in the tournament. The dashing batter had recently made a spectacular comeback to the Indian Test side after missing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy opener against Australia.
Shreyas Iyer’s Affirmed Injury
- Iyer’s journey hit a roadblock when the star hitter couldn’t take the crease for the fourth test due to excruciating lower back discomfort.
- And that’s not all! As fate would have it, he was also ruled out of the upcoming three-match One Day International (ODI) series against Australia helmed by Rohit Sharma’s squad, courtesy of a nagging back affliction.
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Nitish Rana replacing Shreyas Iyer for Captaincy
In an exciting update, KKR has expressed their enthusiastic desire for the talented Shreyas Iyer to make a comeback and join the thrilling IPL 2023 edition. Being a capable leader, he has shown his value for the team but this time, it may be a bit different.
Moreover, the courageous 29-year-old Rana – a fierce leader of his state team, Delhi, in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy – has a stellar record of 74 striking matches for KKR, racking up an impressive 1744 runs with a lightning-fast strike rate of 135.61.
What to expect?
The franchisee stated that they are counting on Rana to unleash his expertise and spearhead the team towards blistering victories.
“We feel fortunate that Nitish, with the captaincy experience having led his state side in white ball cricket and the IPL experience he has had with KKR since 2018, will do a great job,” said the franchisee.
“We are also confident that under Head Coach Chandrakant Pandit and the support staff, he will get all the support needed off the field, and the highly experienced leaders in the squad will provide all support that Nitish may need on the field,” it stated.
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KKR Team for the upcoming IPL 2023:
Get ready to witness an electrifying team for IPL 2023! With the mighty Andre Russell leading the pack, join the excitement by cheering on Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, and Lockie Ferguson, among others. And with the explosive batting skills of Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Shreyas Iyer, you can expect a high-scoring extravaganza.
The likes of Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, and Shardul Thakur will bring their A-game with the ball. The spin sensations of Varun Chakaravarthy and Sunil Narine along with Shakib Al Hasan*, Litton Das*, and David Wiese*, in the mix, the team boasts incredible depth.
We should not forget our fresh talent– Venkatesh Iyer, Kulwant Khejroliya, and Suyash Sharma, N. Jagadeesan and more.
The Fierce battle of the different teams is going to start soon. Hope this squad will make IPL 2023 a season to remember. Go big or go home – It’s time to show their true spirit!
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