The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team are having an extremely rocky IPL season, and were in 7th position at the points table when the tournament was suspended. Now that the second leg of the IPL 2021 season is all set to begin on 19 September 2021, many analysts are commenting on the lacklustre performance of the skipper, Eoin Morgan. While it’s unlikely that Morgan will be relieved of the captaincy, here are some alternatives in the current KKR roster that are worth exploring. See how far this IPL prediction goes.
#1 Pat Cummins
One of the top contenders for the position of captain is Pat Cummins. The right arm pacer has been playing for the Australian side since he was 18, and is one of the most consistent players in the KKR side. Cummins is a great leader, and he has also managed to take 9 wickets in the first half of the season. He would be a great captain.
#2 Shubman Gill
Many analysts are thinking that the young Shubman Gill is a legend in the making. The young batsman has already proved his mettle while playing for the Indian side. He is a very level headed skipper and has the potential to be a great tactician as well. When Gill can focus, he is also a destructive batsman who can wreak havoc on the other team’s bowling attack.
#3 Andre Russel
One of the best IPL betting tips is to count on Andre Russel. The Jamaican plays for the West Indies, and is one of the most destructive and powerful batsmen in the world. The KKR team relies heavily on his skill and power, and he is called upon many times to save the team towards the end. He is an impressive all-rounder with a lot of potential.
#4 Dinesh Karthik
Lastly, Dinesh Karthik can also be counted upon to lead the KKR squad in place of Eoin Morgan if need be. Karthik is an experienced player, a skilled tactician, a great batsman, as well as a dependable wicketkeeper. If required, Karthik is the most obvious choice when the skipper position for the current KKR team is concerned.
These 4 players are basically the best choices that KKR has if they need to replace Morgan in the 2021 season of the IPL. Sadly, Shakib al Hasan hasn’t been given a NOC by the Bangladesh Cricket Board yet.