Brendon Mccullum On KKR IPL 2020 Strategy – Coach’s Thinking: In IPL 2020, You Will See This 20 Year Old Player Getting Ready As Captain


Former New Zealand veteran and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) coach in the IPL, Brandon McCullum has made a captaincy plan related to a young player.


  • Kolkata Knight Riders new strategy in IPL 2020
  • Along with Dinesh Karthik, the young player will also get the responsibility of captaincy
  • Coach Brandon McCullum has prepared the complete plan

IPL 2020 is now close and all the teams are gearing up for this tournament to be held in UAE. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will also take the field with the intention of doing better in this IPL. There was a lot of controversy about the team and captain Dinesh Karthik last time, so this time the team’s head coach Brandon McCullum has devised a new strategy. He wants to hand over some ‘leadership responsibility’ to 20-year-old batsman Shubman Gill. Shubhaman batted in the lower order last season, causing much criticism for the franchise, this time McCullum does not want to do so.

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The controversy between Karthik and Russell

Last time there was some dispute between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Dinesh Karthik and Caribbean all-rounder Andre Russell. Russell openly blamed some ‘poor decisions’ for his successive defeats last season as the two-time champions missed out on a play-off despite winning four of the first five games. KKR coach McCullum said in an interview on the team website, “What a talented player (Shubman) and a very good guy too.” He will also be a part of our leadership group this year, at least in some capacity. ”

Young but strong

McCullum said, “Although he is young, I am convinced that you are not necessarily a good leader if you have played for a long time.” K Gill played some responsible innings but batting in the lower order could not be beneficial for the team.

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It is good to share captaincy responsibilities in the group

McCullum said, “It’s about showing your leadership behavior.” It is also always good to share the captaincy responsibility in the group. For us Shubman is one of the players to whom we would like to hand over some responsibility throughout the season. ”Dinesh Karthik took over the captaincy from his team’s most successful captain Gautam Gambhir since 2018 when the team last played in the play-offs. The place was made.

Karthik needs to give a little break

Endorsing Karthik as one of India’s best wicketkeepers, McCullum said, “You have to give DK a little break in different parts to understand this. I think first of all in wicketkeeping. He is one of the best wicketkeepers in India. “Regarding Karthik’s batting, the legendary New Zealand player said,” He is good and accommodates in any role. He is probably not one of the players to have ‘stardom’ and that is DK’s personality. “He said,” But he is a big star in the KKR franchise, he has been very important in two years and has got some success. is.”

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KKR took a big decision before the auction

Just before the auction for IPL 2020, KKR made a big decision and released a total of 11 players including Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla and Chris Lynn. Players released include KC Kariyappa, Matt Kelly, Nikhil Naik, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Robin Uthappa, Srikanth Mundhe, Enrique Narje, Carlos Brathwaite and Joe Denali. The biggest purchase of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL auction was England captain Eoin Morgan who was bought by KKR for Rs 5 crore 25 lakh.

Kolkata Knight Riders team for IPL 2020

Dinesh Karthik (Captain), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Harry Garne, Sandeep Warrier, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakraborty, M Siddharth, Chris Green, Tom Benton , Praveen Tambe, Kuldeep Yadav, Eminent Krishna and Locky Ferguson.

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