With India striker Shreyas Iyer excluded from current Ind vs Eng series and unlikely to be available for IPL 2021, the big question is who will lead Delhi Capitals in this year's IPL. According to sources at Delhi Capitals (DC), Rishabh Pant, India's biggest match-winner of the past six months, is likely to be responsible for driving DC during the season.
Based on the information available, DC promoters Kiran Kumar Gandhi and Barth Jindal in consultation with Coach Ricky Ponting will receive the last call soon.
"The team is still gathering all the information about Shreyas' injury case. The team promoters and head coach will make the final decision on who will coach us, but it is clear that Rishabh Pant Deputy Commander should be the automatic selection," said one of the sources closely associated with the Delhi Capitals.
Besides Pant, Delhi Capitals has a few other candidates such as Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith, Shikhar Dhawan, and R Ashwin in the team who have had experience with a leading IPL franchise in the past, but DC is unlikely to look to another source. . Beyond the pant.
According to the source, the Delhi Capitals management is likely to announce the name of the new captain before the end of this week.
IPL 2021: What is the status of Shreyas Aire? Will it be available for the second stage of the IPL?
Shreyas Iyer dislocated his shoulder while playing during the first ODI match between India and England on Tuesday. Based on the information available, Ayer is currently in severe pain and is likely to undergo surgery.
In the event that Iyer undergoes surgery, he will be out of the game for at least 4 months. As a second scenario, if surgery is not required, it will take at least 6 to 8 weeks to return. In both scenarios, Iyer is unlikely to appear in IPL 202I this year.
"You will have to undergo surgery. So it not only looks like the first part of an IPL, but Iyer will miss the IPL completely. It could take at least four months before you can go online again. A source said the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry" Severe pain. "
Iyer took the helm of the Delhi team in mid-2018 and under his leadership, the team has performed well since then, once they reached the play-off rounds as well as last season.
Ayer is unlikely to play for English County Lancashire in the one-day tournament. On Monday, Lancashire announced that Iyer would sign the tournament, starting July 23.
Iyer, 26, suffered the injury in the eighth inning of England when he dived into Johnny Bayerstow's blast from Chardoll Thakur's pacemaker. He looked with great pain as he left the field, clutching his shoulder.
DC will not only miss Ayer as the leader but also as a formidable hitter. Iyer earned a prolific IPL for 2020 and was the fourth-highest goalscorer of the season with a total of 519 passes behind KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, and David Warner.
The Capitals' first match is day two of the 2021 FIFA World Cup ™, against the Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai.