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Delhi Capitals Announce Shreyas Iyer’s Replacement

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Shreyas Iyer (Credit: BCCI)

Delhi Capitals have added Anirudha Joshi as a replacement for the injured Shreyas Iyer for the remainder of the IPL 2021. Incidentally, Iyer was ruled out of the tournament after sustaining a dislocated shoulder during the recent India-England One-Day International (ODI) series.

The Delhi Capitals skipper has been one of the key ingredients of their success in the last couple of years. Shreyas Iyer has led the team from the front and will be missed by the franchise. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been appointed as skipper for IPL 2021. The franchise has now added Karnataka-born Anirudha Joshi in their line-up as Shreyas Iyer’s replacement.

Anirudha Joshi joins Delhi Capitals as Shreyas Iyer’s replacement

Incidentally, Joshi is not a rookie in IPL has part of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals in the past. The right-handed batter has featured in 17 List A and 22 T20 matches so far.

“Delhi Capitals have also signed Anirudha Joshi as a replacement for the injured Shreyas Iyer for the remainder of the VIVO IPL 2021. Iyer was ruled out of the tournament after sustaining an injury during the recent India-England One-Day International (ODI) series,” IPL said in a statement.

On the other hand, the franchise has brought in Shams Mulani as a short-term COVID-19 replacement for Axar Patel for their IPL 2021 campaign. Axar had tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus during his mandatory quarantine ahead of the season and was subsequently taken to BCCI’s medical facility for isolation and treatment.

The all-rounder from Mumbai comes as a replacement under VIVO IPL’s Player Regulations. Under Regulation 6.1 (c), franchises are allowed to sign a short-term replacement player until the original squad member is permitted to re-enter the team’s bio-secure environment. Hence, Mulani will only be a part of the Delhi Capitals side until Axar recovers and is allowed to join the team.

“Delhi Capitals have brought in Shams Mulani as a short-term COVID-19 replacement for Axar Patel for their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 campaign. Axar had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus during his mandatory quarantine ahead of the season and was subsequently taken to BCCI’s medical facility for isolation and treatment,” the statement added.