Kolkata Knight Riders will start their IPL campaign in the UAE IPL on September 23 with a match against defending champions Mumbai Indians. Kolkata Knight Riders became the IPL champions in 2012 and 2014 with the help of Gautam Gambhir. But despite making a good team since then, the Kolkata franchise team could not become the IPL champion. Couldn't even get to the finals.
Despite building a good team, captaincy is one of the reasons why Kolkata Knight Riders are not champions or do not reach the final. Dinesh Karthik has been seen as the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for several seasons. As a captain, he has no experience of captaining on such a big stage as in the IPL. KKRK has to suffer the consequences.
And this is why the legendary India opener Sunil Gavaskar claims that it is time to change the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders. This time Dinesh Karthik should be removed and the captaincy of Kolkata Knight Riders should be handed over to England's World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan.
In an interview, Sunil Gavaskar said, “This time the Kolkata Knight Riders are much stronger. Kolkata's main strength is their strong batting, KKR's batting has become even stronger with the inclusion of skilled and experienced cricketers like Eoin Morgan in the team. That's why Sunil Gavaskar said that if the Kolkata Knight Riders perform poorly under Dinesh Karthik in the first few matches, then the captaincy of Kolkata should be handed over to Eoin Morgan.