Shreyas Iyer fitness in question at the start of IPL, gap in KKR captaincy

Shreyas Iyer - Kolkata Knight Riders - KKR

Shreyas Iyer is injured. Whether he will be able to play in the IPL from the beginning or not has got no confirmation yet. In such a situation, can Kolkata Knight Riders see a change in captaincy from Shreyas Iyer? However, such speculations have taken the toll in the air in the pre IPL phase. IPL is all set to start on March 31.

Liton Das scored 73 runs off 57 balls in the last T20 match against England. Soon after that, Kolkata Knight Riders congratulated and praised him on their official social media pages. KKR however bought him for 50 lakhs in the auction this time.

Liton and other names to get captaincy n place of Shreyas Iyer

Liton was equally good at wicketkeeping and batting as well. Because of that, KKR management may give him some more important responsibility in the team. But will Kolkata Knight Riders consider him the captain? KKR did not clear that yet. They only praised the cricketers of their team for playing well for their own country. Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders also Shakib Al Hasan after taking 300 wickets in one-day cricket.

If Shreyas is unable to play, speculation is rife as to who will replace him as captain. Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Nitish Rana can be given the captaincy. But KKR will have to think about Liton or Shakib. Bangladesh Cricket Board chief Nazmul Hasan Papon said on Monday that Shakib has not yet taken the clearance. They did not even apply for a visa to come to India to play IPL. There is still time though. So it is not that they will not come before the start of IPL. In that case, Kolkata will not have any difficulty in making Liton the captain. However, if Shreyas recovers before the start of IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders will not need to think about another captain.

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