“It was very well accepted”

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach Chandrakant Pandit has confirmed that the decision to appoint Nitish Rana as reserve captain in Shreyas Iyer’s absence was a unanimous decision. Supporting the leadership of the Delhi cricketer, the coach expressed confidence that Rana will fulfill the role well.

On Monday, March 27, the Kolkata franchise confirmed Rana as the reserve captain for IPL 2023. While it is uncertain when Shreyas will recover from his back injury and be ready to compete, but KKR management hope he will play some matches. part of the publication.

According to some previous media reports, comprehensive Shardul Thakur and spinner Sunil Narine are running for KKR captaincy. However, the role eventually went to Rana.

At the press conference on Tuesday, March 28, scholar was asked about factors favorable to left-handed players. answer one sport query, he explained:

“It’s a question of responsibility and he’s capable. He has been with KKR for many years. He has also played (a lot) of domestic cricket. As they say in English, ‘all the boxes are ticked’. I am very confident in what he has been doing. It doesn’t matter who is right or wrong for the role. At the international level, everyone is a skilled cricketer.

“It was a collective decision and not a specific decision by the coach.” Pandit added, “The support staff and everyone is involved there. It has been very well accepted and I am sure that Nitish will do the best job he mentioned.”

Rana29 years old, played 74 games for KKR, scored 1744 goals with a strike rate of 133.61, with 11 half a century.

“The presence of Shreyas makes a lot of difference” – Chandrakant Pandit

During the interaction, Pandit also shared his thoughts on captain Shreyas’ frequent absences for at least the first half of the match. IPL 2023. The 61-year-old coach is widely acknowledged:

“The presence of Shreyas makes a lot of difference. We hope that he will be back soon. That will also make a lot of difference for our team.”

The KKR coach was also asked for his views on how the franchise will use the ‘Impact Players’ option. Calling the rule a challenge, he said:

“We worked on it. It’s a challenging rule. It’s also great fun for coaches and captains. We prepared ourselves and discussed it with the support staff.”

The Impact Players Rule, which will be introduced in the IPL next season, will allow a team to bring in a player as a substitute during a match.

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