CricTracker Fan Poll: Who should be the captain of KKR in IPL 2018
CricTracker decided to ask the fans to make the choice and here is how it turned out.
Published - Jan 31, 2018 8:36 pm
Updated - Feb 24, 2018 5:01 pm
The two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders have a big question to answer before the start of the eleventh season. They let go Gautam Gambhir, the man who changed the face of their cricket in the IPL 2018 auction and now need a new captain. A look at the squad and there is no one who has the experience of having done that in the past.
Ahead of the auction when it was speculated that Gambhir wouldn’t be retained a lot of people believed that KKR will use the Right to Match card for Manish Pandey and appoint him the captain. But since his price shot up to as high as Rs. 11 crore, they backed off from shelling that kind of money and now will have to promote someone to the job.
The prime options at hand are Andre Russell, who they retained, Chris Lynn the man who has been a sensation for them, Dinesh Karthik their new buy this season and the veteran Robin Uthappa. CricTracker decided to ask the fans to make the choice in a poll and here is how it turned out.
Andre Russell – 7%
The big man from Windies has played 34 matches in his IPL career initially represented the Delhi Daredevils and once he moved to the Knight Riders has been one of their most valuable players. Though Russell was banned for a year and didn’t take part in the 2017 edition of the tournament, when they had a chance, KKR retained him over everyone else along with Sunil Narine.
He was considered to be the best all-rounder in business back in 2016 and his IPL performance of 188 runs at a strike rate of 164 along with 15 wickets with the best of 4/20 justifies the tag. 7% of the voters think Russell would make a good captain for KKR. So the fans clearly don’t see him as the next captain of the team.