Gautam Gambhir is to captain the Kolkata Knight Riders in season four of the Indian Premier League, the team have confirmed.
The Knight Riders, who paid an IPL record sum of $US 2.4 million to secure Gambhir's services, finished sixth in 2010, having also finished in sixth in 2008 and eighth in 2009.
Gambhir led the Delhi Daredevils to the semi-finals in 2010 having taken over the role in place of Virender Sehwag.
The Knight Riders made their decision public via their Twitter page, posting:
"We officially announce Gautam Gambhir as the Captain of our team for the upcoming IPL season. Delighted to have him lead the team."
The Knight Riders begin their IPL 2011 campaign against reigning champions Chennai Super Kings on 8th April in Chennai.
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