The second phase of IPL 2021 is going to start from September 19. Before the start of the second half of the tournament, the Delhi Capitals team has confirmed that Rishabh Pant will be seen leading the team in the UAE leg. There was speculation that after Shreyas Iyer’s arrival in the team, he could be handed over the command of Delhi Capitals, but the team management has made it clear that it is under the captaincy of Delhi Pant to fulfill his dream of winning his first IPL trophy. Will try
Under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals had a great performance in the first leg and the team won 6 out of 8 matches. Delhi had topped the points table when the tournament was postponed. Pant had performed the responsibility of his captaincy very well and his style was also liked by everyone. This is the reason why the team has decided to retain this Indian wicket-keeper batsman as the captain. In the IPL 2020 played in the UAE, the team of Delhi Capitals had traveled to the final under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer, but in the final the team had to face defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians. In such a situation, Pant will try his best to make Delhi the champion this time and Iyer’s experience can also be useful for him.
Before the postponement of IPL 2021, Delhi openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw had made a big splash and gave the team a good start in every match. In such a situation, in the UAE too, the team will expect explosive batting from its openers. Dhawan has so far scored 380 runs in 8 matches and the Orange Cap is also adorned on his head. At the same time, Shaw has scored 308 runs in 8 matches at a tremendous strike rate of 166.49. Apart from these, Pant will also be in charge and with the arrival of Iyer, Delhi’s middle order is also looking stronger than before. In the bowling department, the team has strong bowlers like Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, while Avesh Khan also impressed with his bowling.