Delhi Capitals on March 30 announced wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant as the new team captain for the upcoming Indian Premiere League (IPL) 2021. The incumbent skipper, Shreyas Iyer, has been ruled out of the entire tournament due to an injury.
Iyer, whose leadership was hailed after Delhi Capitals made its maiden entry into the IPL finals last year, suffered a shoulder injury during the first India vs England ODI played on March 23.
Considering the severity of the injury, Iyer has now been ruled out of the entire IPL season. According to reports, the leading Indian batsman may require four to five months to recover.
"Under Shreyas’ captaincy, our team reached newer heights, and he is going to be missed immensely. In his absence, the franchise has collectively picked Rishabh to lead the team this year," Delhi Capitals Chairman and co-owner Kiran Kumar Grandhi said.