Notably, Dinesh Karthik had handed over the captaincy of the team to England's World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan during the halfway phase of IPL 2020. IPL 2020: ‘Relation between Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik one flaw in Kolkata Knight Riders team’, says former KKR spinner IPL 2020: Former KKR spinner Brad Hogg opined that the tensions between Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik is one major flaw in the KKR team going into this year’s IPL which kicks off from September 19th in the UAE. Karthik told the KKR management that he wants to "focus on his batting and contributing more to the team's cause." Dinesh captaincy handed over the KKR captaincy to Eoin Morgan [P/C: iplt20.com] Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has opined that Dinesh Karthik was sacked as captain by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), although the official statement said that the wicket-keeper had stepped down.. IPL 2020: Eoin Morgan can replace Dinesh Karthik as KKR skipper if team does not start well, says Sunil Gavaskar FP Trending September 22nd, 2020 12:39:59 IST Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is of the opinion that England captain Eoin Morgan is a viable option to become the skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders, if present skipper Dinesh Karthik fails to live up to expectations. IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik hands over Kolkata Knight Riders captaincy to Eoin Morgan Gaurav Gupta / TNN / Updated: Oct 16, 2020, 16:39 IST Facebook Twitter Linkedin EMail Led By Dinesh Karthik. Morgan’s team mate Tom Banton are among the six players who have been released by the two-time IPL champions. While we were surprised by his decision, we are respectful of his wishes. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik was a concerned man despite his team snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match in Abu Dhabi. IPL 2020, KKR Predicted XI vs SRH: Two key changes likely for Dinesh Karthik’s team IPL 2020, KKR vs SRH: Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a poor start in Indian Premier League 2020 losing their opening game of the season against Mumbai Indians by 49 runs. Karthik, who made his IPL debut in 2014 for Delhi, has been the fulcrum of Team KKR for the last two seasons, mesmerizing all of us with his balancing act as he switches between keeping, batting and leading the side with absolute effortlessness. Dinesh Karthik, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and other Team India members celebrate 2007 Test series win [Image Credits: Getty] The current generation of Indian fans might remember Dinesh Karthik as a T20 specialist who would come to bat in the death overs and smoke a whirlwind 10-ball 30. Dinesh Karthik was much blamed by many KKR fans, after the team’s defeat in the 16th match of the IPL 2020. He has got a batting average of 15.36 and a strike-rate of 127.06, which is much lower than the expectations of the fans and requirements. Total IPL income ₹685,200,000 , IPL Kolkata Knight Riders , India and 2020 IPL salary ₹74,000,000 of Dinesh Karthik. "We are fortunate to have leaders such as DK, who has always put the team first. Team Sportstar Kolkata 20 … As per the Dinesh Karthik IPL 2020 price, the cricketer was paid ₹7.4 crore for representing the side. Former Indian wicket-keeper Deep Dasgupta said he wasn’t surprised by Eoin Morgan being named the new Kolkata Knight Riders captain after Dinesh Karthik stepped down from the leadership duties in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Dinesh Karthik IPL 2020 price: The experienced campaigner replaced Gautam Gambhir as the captain of the Kolkata IPL team in 2018. Here is a look at the entire KKR list of retained players for the much-awaited season. Karthik told the KKR management that he wants to "focus on his batting and contributing more to the team's cause. IPL 2021 retention: KKR will head to the next auction with 17 players in its squad including skipper Eoin Morgan, vice-captain Dinesh Karthik and all-rounder Andre Russell. Abu Dhabi: Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik on Friday stepped down as captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team, handing over the reins to his English deputy Eoin Morgan hours before the IPL match against Mumbai Indians here. IPL 2020: ‘No player leaves the team halfway’ – Aakash Chopra believes that KKR stripped Dinesh Karthik of captaincy October 17, 2020 October 17, 2020 CricketList Aakash Chopra, cricket latest news, IPL2020. Dinesh Karthik (born 1 June 1985) is an Indian wicket-keeper and batsman who made his debut for the Indian cricket team in 2004. His healthy average of 31.62 (2019) and 49.80 (2018) goes on to prove his consistency as a middle order batsman. KKR on Friday announced that the 2019 World Cup winning captain will take over the captaincy duties from Karthik, who helped KKR win four out of seven … His Impact Rank 52 , Value for money Rank 97 and IPL rank 14 as well. He was appointed as captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of IPL 2018 and remained in that position till 16 October 2020.. Talking about his batting performance in IPL 2020 season, Karthik scored 169 runs to date. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tumblr Pinterest Reddit VKontakte Odnoklassniki Pocket Skype Messenger Messenger WhatsApp Telegram Viber Line Share via Email Print. Karthik played a captain’s knock, hitting 58 off 29 balls on a two-paced wicket but the injury to Andre Russell came as a setback. IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders team preview - Of faces old and new IPL: Under Dinesh Karthik and former player-turned-coach Brendon McCullum, KKR stands the best chance to go for a third title. Captain Eoin Morgan is set to lead KKR in the upcoming IPL 2021 season after he took over the captaincy from Dinesh Karthik in the previous edition of the tournament. List of released KKR players: Tom Banton Apart from Morgan and Karthik, KKR veterans like Andre Russell and Sunil Narine also retained their spots in the KKR roster. During a discussion on the Star Sports network, Gautam Gambhir appreciated KKR for reposing faith in Dinesh Karthik. Karthik has moved away from captaincy with a view to focus on his batting and contributing more to the team’s cause. KKR IPL 2020 team: Complete squad, strength & weakness of Dinesh Karthik and Co. | Photo Credit: PTI Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday (December 19) shelled out hefty money to acquire some of the top names in world cricket as the Dinesh Karthik-led franchise revamped their squad following a disappointing last season. IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik Lauds Young Guns Mavi and Nagarkoti as KKR Beat Rajasthan in Dubai 01 Oct, 2020 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bagged their second win of the season when they defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 37 runs, riding on the shoulders of young Indian trio -- Shubman Gill , Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti. IPL 2021: Dinesh Karthik and Kuldeep Yadav retained by KKR, Tom Banton released. Dinesh Karthik captain of Kolkata Knight Riders plays a shot during IPL 2020 cricket match against Kings XI Punjab, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. India Today 2 hours ago. The West Indian all-rounder has been less than impressive with both bat and ball during IPL 2020 for KKR, and there are a few question marks about his place in the playing XI. Dinesh Karthik has led KKR in 7 games in IPL 2020 out of which they have won four and lost three and are placed 4th on the IPL 2020 points table. KKR Retain Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik; Release Tom Banton. 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