Rishabh Pant To Remain Delhi Capitals’ Captain For Remainder Of IPL 2021 Season.
Despite the return of Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant is expected to remain the Delhi Capitals captain. Pant was appointed Delhi Capitals captain earlier this year after Iyer sustained a shoulder injury that forced him to miss the IPL. However, with the IPL scheduled to resume in five months due to the COVID epidemic, Iyer is ready to rejoin the group.
The Delhi Capitals appear to be pleased with Rishabh Pant’s performance since they have opted to keep him as captain. The rest of the IPL season will begin on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates. According to PTI, a top BCCI source told them that making an announcement is only a formality. With Pant poised to captain the squad, it will be intriguing to observe how the team dynamics alter after Iyer returns.
While Rishabh Pant is struggling in the current England vs. India Test series, he had a great first half of the IPL 2021. The captain of the Delhi Capitals scored 213 runs with a strike rate of 131.48. The Delhi Capitals have won six games and lost two under his leadership. Delhi Capitals currently top the IPL 2021 rankings with 12 points, two points ahead of Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, despite having played one more game.
Meanwhile, Pant’s overall record with the Delhi Capitals is also impressive. Pant has scored 2,079 runs at a 35.23 average. He has scored one century and 12 fifties in 68 appearances.
Even though Rishabh Pant is set to replace Shreyas Iyer as Delhi Capitals’ captain, the former skipper has had an outstanding record for the team. Iyer helped the Delhi Capitals to reach their maiden IPL final in the previous edition. As a result of such an impressive record as captain, it is surprising that the team would make such a decision. In terms of personal scores, Iyer has hit 2,200 runs in 79 IPL matches at an average of 31.42. He has smacked 16 half-centuries to date.
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