Rishabh Pant, who impressed everyone with his leadership skills in the first phase of IPL, will continue to lead the Delhi Capitals squad 2021. Currently, Dehli Capitals were sitting at the top of the table by winning six out of eight matches. The UAE leg of IPL 2021 will be resume from September 2021 with the battle of Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. The Final will be played on October 15, 2021, in Dubai.
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Rishabh To Continue As The Captain of Delhi
Rishabh Pant was handed over the captaincy responsibilities in the absence of their regular skipper Shreyas Iyer who got injured in March 2021 during a series against England and later had to go for shoulder surgery. However, Shreyas Iyer, who recovered from that injury, will feature in the UAE leg of IPL. After that, there were some speculations that Iyer might lead the Capitals for the remainder of the IPL. Now, Delhi’s franchise announced to end all speculation regarding the captaincy of DC.
On their official Twitter page, they announced the same and wrote, “JSW-GMR co-owned Delhi announced that Rishabh will remain captain of Delhi for the remainder of IPL 2021 season.”
Delhi Capitals Squad 2021
Apart from Shreyas Iyer, Ben Dwarshui and Kulwant Kherjroliya come in place of Chris Woakes and Manimaran Siddharth in the Delhi squad for IPL 2021 for the remainder of IPL. (source)
Squad: Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Tom Curran, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Avesh Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Vishnu Vinod, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Ben Dwarshuis, Pravin Dubey, Lukman Meriwala, Kulwant Kherjroliya, Sam Billings.
Capitals Journey in IPL 2021 So Far
Delhi Capitals start their campaign with a comprehensive win over Chennai Super Kings. They won the match by seven wickets. In a thrilling next game, Delhi lost to Rajasthan Royals by three wickets. They chase down a target of 196 runs in their third game against Punjab Kings. Capitals beat the defending champion Mumbai Indian by six wickets. Delhi faced two back to back nail bitting matches. They won the first in a super over against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, lost the second by one run against Royal Challengers Bangalore. After that, they won their last two matches against Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings.
Upcoming Games of DC
|22-09-2021||DC vs SRH||Dubai||7:30 PM|
|25-09-2021||DC vs RR||Abu Dhabi||3:30 PM|
|28-09-2021||DC vs KKR||Sharjah||3:30 PM|
|02-10-2021||DC vs MI||Sharjah||3:30 PM|
|04-10-2021||DC vs CSK||Dubai||7:30 PM|
|08-10-2021||DC vs RCB||Dubai||7:30 PM|
Also, read- Shreyas Iyer begins IPL 2021 preparation in UAE
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