KKR 2018 IPL Team: Kolkata Knight Riders Captain in IPL 11
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Successfully done and dusted, the IPL 2018 auction isn't necessarily grist to everyone's mill. There are also franchises that ended up making a loss. And one that suffered it most is the two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Andre Russel and Sunil Narine are the only two players being retained in KKR 2018 team.
Kolkata Knight Riders has the likes of Chris Lynn and Mitchell Starc, the two who can turn the tables single handedly. Also, Kolkata has wagered many U19 players, including Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi. The two young bowlers have recently grabbed everyone's attention producing 145 KMPH speed in the ongoing ICC U19 WC. KKR let go of many key players, including Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Umesh Yadav and Shakib Al Hasan. Australian pacer Mitchell Starc (9.4 cr) is the most expensive buy in KKR 2018 team. The franchise also signed Nitish Rana (3.4 cr), Shivam Mavi (3 cr), Mitchell Johnson (2 cr) and Kamlesh Nagarkoti (3.2 cr).
KKR 2018 team: Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Kuldeep Singh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Cameron Delport, Mitchell Starc, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Mitchell Johnson, Ishank Jaggi, Shivam Mavi, Javon Searless and Apoorv Vijay Wankhade.
Knight Riders didn't retain their former captain. Gautam Gambhir, who made KKR the champions twice in 2012 and 2014 respectively, is the key loss to them. He had been a valuable asset for the team. Losing him can cause them an irreparable loss. The squad has been picked up, but a lot is yet to be churned about Kolkata Knight Riders captain in IPL 2018.
Gambhir had been the driving force for KKR and his loss is difficult to be compensated. The talent is still aplenty. However, what can worry them this season is the captaincy issue. At present, KKR has five captaincy contenders. One out of Dinesh Karthik, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine is likely to become Kolkata Knight Riders captain in IPL 2018. Who do you think can fill Gambhir's shoes this season? Please leave a comment or choose from the options above.
Who will become Kolkata Knight Riders captain in IPL 2018?