The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) must soon decide on their captaincy situation as the Indian Premier League (IPL) has summoned all franchise captains for a meeting on Thursday, March 30. This meeting is customary before the season to inform captains of new rule changes, including the Impact Player concept and other guidelines. Shreyas Iyer, who has been dealing with a back injury, has been periodically absent from play.
The Times of India reported that Shardul Thakur and Nitish Rana are the top contenders for KKR’s interim captaincy. KKR, a two-time champion, traded Thakur from Delhi Capitals during the season break. Thakur, an Indian all-rounder, is among the leading candidates. Rana is also a strong contender for the role. The interim captaincy position is currently up for grabs.
“Within a day or two, KKR are set to make the announcement of their new captain in a grand function, with their owner, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and an overseas pop star set to light up the occasion,”
a source revealed.
KKR will face PBKS on April 1 to start their campaign
On Friday, March 31st, the IPL 2023 will begin. The first match will take place between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the defending champions, Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The fans have been eagerly awaiting the start of the tournament. Transitioning from the previous season to the upcoming one, the excitement is palpable. GT will defend their title, while CSK will aim to clinch it this time. Both teams will give their best performance to secure a win in the opening game. It is going to be an exciting and thrilling start to the IPL 2023.
On Saturday, April 1, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will play their first afternoon match of the IPL 2023 against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. This will be the first time an IPL match is played in the afternoon. The KKR, who have won the title twice, will look to start their campaign on a high note against the PBKS. Following their away game, KKR will play their first home match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 6. Fans can expect an exciting match as KKR takes on RCB in front of their home crowd.
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