Indian players are gearing up for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Many players are currently playing the India Vs. England ODI series. India won the first ODI match against England by 66 runs. However, the hosts faced misfortune as batsmen Shreyas Iyer was injured during the mid-game. Iyer dislocated his left shoulder while trying to stop a cover drive by Johnny Bairstow. Since the injury is severe, Shreyas Iyer is likely to miss the cricket shenanigans for at least six weeks. Also, if the doctors would advise him of surgery, he could miss the entire IPL 2021. Since Shreyas Iyer is the Delhi Capitals skipper, the management will be eyeing different players to take over the captaincy and lead the team in IPL 2021. Three players who can replace injured Shreyas Iyer as captain in IPL 2021 are:
Ravichandran Ashwin needs no introduction in the cricket world. His exceptional skills with the ball make him one of the best spinners of India. Lately, R. Ashwin has been a significant part of team India against Australia and England. Ashwin thrashed multiple records in the test series to help India win the games without any trouble. Ashwin is undeniably the perfect replacement for Shreyas Iyer as captain. The might spinner has already led Punjab Kings in 2018 and 2019. Delhi Capital fans might expect Ashwin to lead the team in the IPL 2021.
Rishabh Pant is the prime pick by Delhi Capital’s management. The youngster is known for his aggressive batting performance and dedication on the field. Pant has already led his Ranji team and possesses excellent leadership. The recent performances against England and Australia have made him one of the prime wicket-keeper batsmen. The 23-year-old can hold the team and announced as skipper of Delhi Capital for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.
Steve Smith has tremendous experience when it comes to captaincy. Smith has led Australia in international matches. Also, he led his former franchise Rajasthan Royals, in 2020. Smith is well known for his dynamic strategies and commitment on the field. He has a winning percentage of nearly 59.52. He has gained the title of most successful overseas captain in the Indian Premier League. It is highly expected that Steve Smith can replace Shreyas Iyer in IPL 20