IPL 2018: KKR Appoint Dinesh Karthik as Captain; Uthappa Named Vice-captain

Dinesh Karthik

India wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik on Sunday was appointed as Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders' new captain.

KKR must have high hopes for the new skipper to spend Rs 7.4 crore at him in the IPL auction. Hence, they had to choose a leader, who could make the optimum use of the youth, experience and the stardom that the side so brilliantly possess.

Dinesh Karthik is one of the few players in the current Indian team who made his worldwide debut even before MS Dhoni.

"In terms of wrist spinners, Piyush (Chawla) has 10 years of experience in playing the IPL and in terms of the number of wickets taken by an IPL bowler, he is in the top five".

He also said that even if he does not look aggressive, there is aggression deep inside and he would not change that while leading the side.

"We were looking at someone who could continue to lead the side like Gautam".

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"In terms of being an aggressive captain, I am not aggressive outwardly by nature, but that does not mean I am not aggressive inside".

The announcement was made at the Star Sports studios in the KKR-Star Sports show called Knight Club, which aired on Star Sports. We are looking forward to working under coach Jacques Kallis.

Knight Riders went all out to pick up the lynch pins of India's Under-19 World Cup winning squad - Shubman Gill (approx USD 281,000), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (approx USD 500,000) and Shivam Mavi (approx USD 468,000) - and Karthik was keen to see how they fare in the IPL. Kuldeep (Yadav) of late, the performances he is producing for Indian team, so that augurs well for the team. "Definitely they must not just concentrate on pace, that's just one aspect of fast bowling".

"Everyone wants wrist spinners because it's hard to pick them and get them away, and they have the ability to pick wickets which is the most important thing". At this stage in a situation like the IPL, you need variations, you need to be thinking ahead of the batsmen, those kind of small things. Most teams would be very jealous that we have three wrist spinners in our midst.

Karthik will be taking up the responsibility of a full-time captain in the IPL for the first time. DK said that he is nervous and excited as well to perform the role of captain KKR and requested to support the new young side. KKR will be the 32-year-old Karthik's seventh IPL side and has played a total of 152 games. "We are fortunate to have both Dinesh & Robin in leadership roles for KKR".

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