IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant will lead Delhi Capitals within the absence of normal skipper Shreyas Iyer.© BCCI/IPL
Having reached their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) remaining final season, Delhi Capitals will look to construct on their performances and try to clear the ultimate hurdle this time round. The Capitals have been dealt a large blow even earlier than the season began, with captain Shreyas Iyer struggling a shoulder harm throughout the ODI sequence between India and England. However, the setback opened up a possibility for Rishabh Pant, who has been chosen to steer the staff in Iyer’s absence. The wicketkeeper-batsman has been in crimson sizzling type for India over the past two months, and his maiden stint as captain within the IPL couldn’t have come at a greater time for him.
“Delhi Capitals as a team plays a passionate and fearless brand of cricket, and Rishabh Pant embodies that best,” DC co-owner Parth Jindal had mentioned.
The Capitals will kick off their season in opposition to Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai on April 10.
The new faces
DC purchased eight new gamers at the auction as they regarded to enhance their squad. Steve Smith, for Rs 2.2 crore, was a giant discount for them. They additionally acquired the companies of Sam Billings, Tom Curran and Umesh Yadav together with uncapped Indian gamers Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth and Ripal Patel.
The previous guard
The gamers who helped the Capitals attain the IPL remaining for the primary time have been principally retained. They will likely be hoping Prithvi Shaw, who was in effective contact within the Vijay Hazare Trophy, can sustain his good type. Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane are the skilled heads of their batting lineup, whereas Ravichandran Ashwin can be anticipated to play key roles.
DC additionally retained the South African duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, who shaped a lethal tempo assault final season.
DC’s journey final 12 months
The Capitals gained eight matches to complete simply behind Mumbai Indians within the desk in IPL 2020. They misplaced to MI within the first qualifier, however beat SunRisers Hyderabad within the second qualifier to achieve the ultimate. However, they have been as soon as once more defeated by a rampant MI aspect.
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