The two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders have named Eoin Morgan as their new captain, replacing Dinesh Karthik, who faced huge criticism for his performance with the bat in the current season.
The wicketkeeper-batsman has struggled to score much with the bat in the tournament so far.
In a media statement, the franchise said Karthik "wishes to handover" the captainship to Morgan "with a view to focus on his batting and contributing more to the team's cause."
The 34-year-old Irishman will lead the Knight for the rest of the campaign.
The England World Cup winner re-joined KKR during the Indian Premier League auction last December.
The Knight are currently fourth on the points table with just four wins in the first half of the season.