As per reports, Kolkata Knight Riders may well not retain Gautam Gambhir who is the current skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR management feels that he doesn’t fit in the scheme of their plan. As thing stand, Australian batsman Chris Lynn will get retained due to his aggressive batting and a great performance in Big Bash League. Another player to get retained by Kolkata Knight Rider would be West Indian spinner Sunil Narine.
If Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine gets retained then the question stands what would happen to Gautam Gambhir. Kolkata Knight Riders is not very keen to buy him back using Right To Match (RTM) Policy.
According to the reports, Gautam Gambhir might well play for his home side Delhi Daredevils as he already showed his desire earlier. Gautam Gambhir played for DD for three seasons and led the side before he joined Kolkata Knight Riders.
Delhi Daredevils had a pretty average IPL 10 so they can may very well go for Gautam Gambhir as the team lacks experience and a senior player and Gautam Gambhir would be the perfect player with an experience of winning the games to handling the pressure in tough situations.
Any news over retention will be confirmed today when IPL franchises will sit down during the retention ceremony.
For the first time, the event will have a live telecast.