IPL 2023: Ahead of the IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have been handed a huge blow by Bangladesh Cricket Board. BCB has not granted NOC (No objection certificate) to Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Kumar Das to participate in Indian Premier League 2023. Season 16 of the cash-rich Indian T20 league will start on March 31.
Kolkata Knight Riders are set to miss the Bangladeshi duo for some of the matches as Bangla Board has refused to give NOC.
Shakib Al Hasan is a crucial player for KKR and maybe one of the best all-rounders our game has ever seen. He is an exceptional talent.
The Bangladeshi superstar has positioned himself among several of the game’s greats and has dominated the ICC Rankings for all-rounders for many years with little challenge.
It is speculated that KKR could ask Shakib to lead the team as Shreyas Iyer is currently injured. But with BCB’s disapproval regarding NOC, it looks highly unlikely now.
Litton Das ready for maiden IPL 2023 season with Kolkata Knight Riders
Bangladeshi opener Litton Das is a swashbuckling and aggressive batsman with the potential to smear the bowlers all over the field. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team has hired Litton Das after parting ways with Aaron Finch.
In the IPL 2023, Litton Das or Rahmanullah Gurbaz would most likely open the KKR batting order alongside Venkatesh Iyer.
In IPL 2023, who will captain KKR?
Kolkata Knight Riders are ready for the worst in the upcoming season. Sunil Narine is not being considered for the captaincy, according to a Cricbuzz report. As the captain of the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in the ILT20, Narine had a miserable run, winning only one game out of ten.
As a result, KKR will search for additional candidates, including Tim Southee. For the time being, KKR is anxiously awaiting Shreyas Iyer’s results in order to comprehend the circumstance.
They’ll make a decision just before the event begins. Nonetheless, as a precaution, KKR has begun discussions with a few potential replacements.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad 2023: Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Weise, Kulwant Khejrolia, Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan.
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