Abu Dhabi: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) left-handed batsman Nitish Rana is excited to play alongside England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan and is hoping to get into the leadership qualities of the current world champion captain Some of them will involve themselves inside. Morgan was bought at auction for Rs 5.25 crore and is set to rejoin the franchise after playing in the 2011–13 Indian Premier League (IPL).
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The 34-year-old player is joining the team after giving England the first World Cup in 2019, and Rana, who leads Delhi domestically, is very excited about it. Talking to the media, Rana said, “I hope to bring similar leadership qualities in me so that it helps my home team and I continue to grow as a player.”
He said, ‘He is such a left-handed batsman who dominates white ball cricket which is rarely seen. He is the World Cup winning captain of a successful team, I am ready to learn many things from him.
The Kolkata Knight Riders have limited players in the spin department as Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav, given the slow pitches in the UAE. Rana is a part-time off-spinner and he is ready to do a few overs this time.
He said, ‘Bowling is not a new thing for me. I have been bowling in domestic cricket. It is good that spinners will benefit here so that I also get a little grip. I have improved as a player and as a bowler. I hope that I get more overs and this will benefit the team.