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Ganguly the best man for KKR captaincy, say foreign recruits

cricket Updated: Oct 04, 2009 13:36 IST

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Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is the man best suited to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders in their redemption journey in the third edition of the Indian Premier League next year, feel KKR foreign players.

The Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise, which finished at the bottom of the points table in the second season of the lucrative tournament in South Africa this year, is yet to name a captain after Kiwi Brendon McCullum stepped down from the job.

Ans South African batsman Morne van Wyk and Australian Brad Hodge believes with loads of experience behind his back, the veteran Bengal left-hander is the best man for the job.

"I will be happy to play under Ganguly in the next IPL. He should become the KKR captain because he is quite a knowledgeable cricketer. From personal front, I had never played under him and would be happy to do that," said van Wyk, who had an impressive IPL debut for Knight Riders this year, scoring 167 runs from five outings.

Hodge, who was Knight Riders top run-getters in IPL season II with 365 runs from 12 matches, opined with the South African and feels Ganguly's knowledge about Indian conditions and players will hold him in good stead for the top job.