Delhi Capitals have put a full stop to all speculations and revealed their captain between Shreyas Iyer and Steve Smith for the upcoming IPL season. Since then time Delhi Capitals (DC) acquired in the IPL auction many believed that he might even captain the franchise instead of Iyer. Nevertheless, DC has made it clear that they will continue with their young skipper Iyer for IPL 2021.
Shreyas Iyer has done a fine job as the skipper and has led DC to the playoffs in the last 2 IPL season. Last year under the leadership of Iyer, DC made it to their first-ever IPL final where they eventually lost to Mumbai Indians. This is why this is not at all comes as a surprise that DC will again be led by Iyer who continues to grow as a batsman and leader with each IPL season.
Shreyas Iyer will lead Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021
Delhi Capitals CEO Col. Vinod Bisht revealed that senior players such as Steve Smith will play the role of a mentor and will be guiding youngsters throughout IPL 2021.
“We back Shreyas (Iyer) when we promoted him to be the captain. Under him, the team came third in 2019 and reached the final in 2020. He is growing as a leader. I am sure the team will continue to do well under his leadership”, he was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
“Any of the seniors who come in, be it Rahane, Ashwin or Steve Smith, they have a lot of knowledge to impart to the young camp. We expect all the seniors will continue to do so, including Steve Smith,” he said during the launch event of DC’s new IPL jersey. There was a lot of uncertainty. Idea is to have a balanced squad”. Bisht added.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals retained the core players of their side ahead of the IPL auction and have backed the same players to do well again in IPL 2021. The likes of Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan will continue to be their prominent batsmen in the upcoming season. As far as the bowling is concerned they will depend on the spin duo of Ashwin and Axar Patel who have bowled brilliantly in tandem for India against England in the Test series.