Shreyas’ injury before the IPL was a major setback for the Delhi Capitals. The Delhi team, led by Shreyas Iyer, reached the final last season in Dubai. In the final, Delhi lost to Mumbai. The Delhi team put on a stellar performance throughout the tournament. In the absence of Shreyas Iyer, Indian young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has been selected as the new Delhi team management captain. The 23-year-old Rishabh has overtaken Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin and Steve Smith.
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However, Shreyas Iyer has returned from injury but is expected to remain in the captaincy. ‘Shreyas Iyer has returned to the team after recovering from injury. This is very good news. The management decided to allow him some more time to return to normal. So the ball will continue to be the captain. Only till the end of this season, ‘sources close to Delhi Capital said. Rishabh Pant is currently in India as part of his tour of England. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer, who has returned from injury, has already started training in the UAE.
In the first quarter of this season’s IPL, the Delhi team put on a stunning performance. With his consistent and mature performance as captain, the ball has been a great support to the team. When the tournament was stopped halfway, the Delhi team was at the top of the points table.
The rest of the tournament will start on September 19. The first match of the second quarter will be between defending champions Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians and MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. The final is on October 15. The final match of the group stage will be played on October 8 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals.