Have a look at Nitish Rana’s leadership role with the Kolkata Knight Riders along with the captaincy record of Rana
To get ready for the forthcoming Indian Premier League season, Kolkata Knight Riders’ left-handed batter Nitish Rana was named the team’s new captain on Monday.
Shreyas Iyer, who is expected to have back surgery and is in danger of missing the entire season, will be replaced by Rana.
The statement from KKR shows that Iyer’s chances of making an immediate comeback to play are presently remote.
KKR has been contemplating the likelihood that Iyer will now miss all or part of the competition ever since learning about Iyer’s injury. Along with Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, a KKR member for more than ten years, was running for leadership.
Nitish Rana new KKR IPL 2023 captain captaincy record in T20 cricket
The newly appointed interim captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, Nitish Rana, asserted that he was “not new” to the leadership role because of his five years of involvement with the IPL squad and membership in the leadership group, which had already given him preparation for conflict.
The IPL 2023 season will begin with a match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Punjab Kings at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
Rana has been a part of KKR since 2018. He has 1,744 runs for the team in 74 games, averaging 26.02. He’s credited with 11 half-centuries for the squad with the highest total of 87.
During his IPL tenure, which spanned 91 games and included time spent playing for the Mumbai Indians from 2015 to 2017, he scored 2,181 runs at an average of 28.32, with 15 half-centuries and a highest score of 87.
He has a strike rate of 134.22, which makes him an important member of the squad at the summit.
Rana has a good win-loss record as the captain. He led Delhi in 12 T20I matches during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the finest domestic T20I competition in the country, winning eight and losing four.
Rana said, as per ANI:
I don’t follow anyone’s captaincy style, I just want to captain in my manner. I know that if I follow someone, then I will lose my touch. So I want to lead this side the only way I know… just wait for a few more days to learn about my captaincy, then you will have some talking points about my style.”