Kolkata Knight Riders’ decision to release Gautam Gambhir and not to buy any established captain during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 players auction was a big surprise.
Now, two weeks after the mega-auction, the biggest question for the Kolkata-based franchise is to ink on a captain, who will lead the team in the upcoming edition of the tournament.
Among all the players present, cricket experts feel that Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Karthik are the best possible candidates for the job.
However, recently, a new name has cropped up for the job, and he is none other than Australia’s power hitter Chris Lynn, who is also one of the two players to be retained by the franchise through RTM.
On being asked about Lynn being the potential candidate for the job, Jacques Kallis, the Head coach of the KKR side, said that he is one of the candidates for the captaincy post.
“Yes, he is probably one of the candidates but we haven’t yet decided about it. Maybe, we will get to know in the next couple of weeks,” he said.
Kallis, who was part of St Moritz ice cricket earlier this month also revealed that he is happy with the balance in the KKR side. “We have got an experienced side and our first XI, as of now, looks pretty settled,” Kallis added.
Earlier, KKR’s wicket-keeper batsman Robin Uthappa threw his name in the captaincy hat. He hopes to captain the side in IPL 2018, although does not mind playing in any capacity.