Karthik steps down as KKR captain mid-season, Eoin Morgan to lead
The two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) started off really well in last year's IPL season. However, they lost their way from thereon. As a result, the Dinesh Karthik-led KKR outfit failed to qualify for the playoffs and settled for a fifth-spot finish.
Thus, this time around, the KKR franchise would be eager to replicate their past success and go the distance in the ongoing IPL 2020 edition in the UAE. The last time the tournament was held in the UAE, the first 20 games in IPL 2014 was held in the Asian country, the Kolkata-based franchise ended as champions. Hence, the Karthik-led team will be hoping to start well and make amends from their last season's performance.