West Indian Star Bowler Appointed As Knight Riders Captain

The International League T20 is set to start on 13th January 2023 in UAE, and six teams will participate in this league to clinch the title. Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan, who owned Kolkata Knight Rider in the Indian Premier League, bought another team in ILT20 and named it Abu Dhabi Knight Rider.

Sunil Narine, the West Indian player, has been announced as their skipper for the upcoming edition of ILT20. After appointing as the skipper, Narine shared his thoughts and explained that he is excited to play as the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders captain.

“I’m very excited to take up the role of captain of Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. It’s a new challenge, because now I have to think about the functioning of our whole team, rather than just focus on my game or my four overs. It’s something I’m really looking forward to. I have grown on Knight Riders, and Knight Riders have grown on me, so it’s like a family. Everywhere they have a team, I love being a part of it. I have played a lot of cricket in the UAE, so I know the conditions pretty well. If you look at the ADKR squad, it is a familiar setup, and not a brand new XI that I have to get used to. So that gives me great confidence, knowing the strength of my players. There are a lot of senior guys in the team as well, who I can bounce ideas and information off. It’s going to be a lot of fun, it has been a long journey with the Knight Riders family, and I hope it’s a never-ending one,” said Narine.

Sunil Narine is also part of the Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League, and now KKR will try him to pick in the other franchise of the KKR.

In the UAE league, some UAE player has been drafted, and some other players from the World have been picked in the squad given below:-

Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Jonny Bairstow, Paul Stirling, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka, Colin Ingram, Akeal Hosein, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ravi Rampaul, Raymon Reifer, Kennar Lewis, Ali Khan, Brandon Glover

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