IPL franchise Rajkot set to pick Suresh Raina over Brendon McCullum as skipper?

In the absence of MSD, Raina had led India and Chennai Super Kings.

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015, 00:42 AM IST
IPL franchise Rajkot set to pick Suresh Raina over Brendon McCullum as skipper?

New Delhi: After picking the core members of the team, now the new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajkot will have to take another crucial decision regarding the skipper.

Speculations are high that Suresh Raina, who has been brought by the franchise for Rs 12.5 crore is in the race with New Zealand skipper Brandon McCullum to lead the side.

In fact, according to few media reports, Raina is leading the race.

In the absence of MS Dhoni, the utility Indian all-rounder had earlier led India and even Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

In the second season of the League, explosive batsman McCullum too led the IPL's Kolkata franchise -- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

It's going to be a tough task for the team to pick between the two dynamic players.

On the other hand, Pune has no such confusion as they have Dhoni to lead the side, who they picked first for Rs 12.5 crore.