There is no change in the captaincy of Delhi Capitals in the 14th season of the Indian Premier League. Rishabh Pant, who came to captain the team due to Shreyas Iyer’s injury, will be seen playing this responsibility throughout the season. The co-owner of the team has announced that Pant will continue to serve the team as captain.
The BCCI started this season in March but it was postponed after the players were found corona infected in the bio bubble. Between September 19 and October 15, the remaining matches of this season are now being conducted.
Just before the start of the tournament, the regular captain of the Delhi team, Iyer got injured during the series played against England. He had a shoulder injury for which surgery was done. Now he has regained fitness and is ready to play in the remaining matches of this season.
Part-II of the Indian Premier League 2021 will be held in the UAE from September 19. Earlier, an official of the Delhi Capitals franchise made it clear that there will be no change of captain for the remaining matches of this season. According to Sportskeeda, Rishabh Pant will continue to captain Delhi Capitals under whose leadership this team performed brilliantly in the first part and this team was at number one in the points table when IPL was postponed.
However, Shreyas Iyer, the regular captain of Delhi Capitals, has made a comeback from the injury and is present with the team in UAE. Shreyas will be part of the team, but the captaincy of the team will remain in the hands of Rishabh Pant. Under the captaincy of Shreyas, Delhi’s team made it to the final in IPL 2020 in the UAE itself where it had to face defeat at the hands of Mumbai. At the same time, just before IPL 2021, he was away from the game due to a shoulder injury. He underwent surgery and had to stay off the field for a long time.
In his absence, Rishabh Pant was given the captaincy of the team and he also did a very good captaincy. He captained the team in eight matches in the first part of IPL 2021 in which this team won 6 matches and was at the first position with 12 points. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer was made the captain of Delhi in the year 2019 and this team reached the final of IPL for the first time in 2020.
Delhi Capitals franchise official said that, it is good news for us that Shreyas Iyer is back and he is ready for action. Although the DC management wants to give him some more time to recover, due to this Rishabh Pant will remain the captain of the team, but he will captain the team only for IPL 2021.