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DC to retain Rishabh Pant as captain, Shreyas Iyer ignored

DC to retain Rishabh Pant as captain, Shreyas Iyer ignored

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IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals all set to trust Rishabh Pant as captain for Phase 2 despite Shreyas Iyer’s comeback from shoulder injury
IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals all set to trust Rishabh Pant as captain for Phase 2 despite Shreyas Iyer’s comeback from shoulder injury

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – Rishabh Pant Delhi Capitals: Delhi Capitals is on top of IPL 2021 points table with six wins in eight matches and all of it came under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant. This is the reason, Delhi Capitals do not want to tinker with captaincy for IPL in UAE. According to a report DC will Rishabh Pant as the skipper for the IPL 2021 Phase 2. This comes despite regular captain Shreyas Iyer being available for the remainder of the season having recovered from a shoulder injury – Follow all IPL 2021 news, updates on InsideSport.co

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Rishabh Pant set to captain Delhi Capitals in UAE, Ex Captain Shreyas Iyer will play under him

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – Rishabh Pant Delhi Capitals: Last week when InsideSport reached out to Delhi Capitals officials, they were divided over the captaincy issue. But the franchise seems to have found a way. They are determined to keep Rishabh Pant as the captain at least for the remainder of the IPL 2021. The reason behind the decision is that Shreyas Iyer is still making a recovery and hasn’t played any competitive match since March this year having undergone shoulder surgery.

Also Read: IPL 2021: Shreyas Iyer to replace Rishabh Pant as Delhi Capitals captain? DC frets over captaincy issue

“Shreyas Iyer is already in UAE with a fitness coach. The captain issue is still undecided, either it will be Pant or Iyer, the team management has not yet decided on this,” an official told ANI.

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IPL 2021 Phase 2: Rishabh Pant set to captain Delhi Capitals in UAE, Ex Captain Shreyas Iyer will play under him

IPL 2021 Phase 2: As per a Cricbuzz report, the co-owners of the franchise Kiran Kumar Granthi and Parth Jindal now have reached the decision to continue with Rishabh Pant. They do not want to take any chances considering his lack of competitive games.

However, Granthi, who is now running the franchise as per the internal agreement, refused to commit. He told Cricbuzz that a decision will be reached once all the players and coaches assemble in Dubai.

Also Read: IPL 2021: Good news for IPL points table leader Delhi Capitals, Avesh Khan fit for IPL in UAE

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer is preparing for a grand comeback as a batsman if not the captain. Having missed out on Phase 1, he reached Dubai early ahead of the team to begin his preparations.

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“I am feeling on top of the world, to be honest. This was the thing I was eagerly waiting for. It’s never a bad feeling to be among the team. I came six days prior to the start of the practice sessions for the team, and I had two good games against the UAE team, so I just want to continue with the same momentum,” Shreyas Iyer said in a Delhi Capitals press release.

Also Read in Hindi: IPL 2021: T20 World Cup के लिए Team India के सिलेक्शन से पहले Sreyas Iyer ने ठोका दावा, कहा- मैं पहले से ज्यादा फिट और खेलने के लिए तैयार

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