Delhi Capitals(DC) have declared that Shreyas Iyer will remain the skipper of the side, even after the arrival of Steve Smith to the team.
DC Names Shreyas Iyer as their Skipper
Shreyas Iyer captains DC in IPL 2020 and drags the team to the finals for the first time in IPL history. Steve Smith after releasing from RR has been brought by DC for Rs. 2.20 crores in IPL 2021 auction.
“We backed Shreyas when we promoted him to be the captain. Under him, the team came third in 2019 and reached the final in 2020. He is growing as a leader. I am sure the team will continue to do well under his leadership,” Capitals CEO Col. Vinod Bisht told TOI on Friday.
“Any of the seniors who come in, be it Rahane, Ashwin or Steve Smith, they have a lot of knowledge to impart to the young camp. We expect all the seniors will continue to do so including Steve Smith,” Bisht said as Capitals launched their new jersey.
“We had a young team which has been groomed for the last 3-4 years. Now they have flowered. If the youngsters continue to do well, we will look to have them with the two new teams coming in next year,” Bisht added.
Delhi Capitals launches New Jersey Ahead of IPL 2021
Meanwhile, IPL franchise Delhi Capitals have launched their new jersey for the upcoming edition of the IPL which begins on April 9.
The franchise made sure their top fans were in attendance as the CEO launched the jersey. Some of them also had the opportunity to to speak one-on-one with two of the iconic players: Shikhar Dhawan & Shreyas Iyer.
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) March 19, 2021
“Delhi’s fans have stood by the team through ups and downs, so it is imperative for us to make them feel special,” said Chairman and co-owner Kiran Kumar Grandhi, on the occasion.
“To take the fan experience to a different level, we also organised a photo shoot for the select fans in the new jersey, just like we do for the players. We are glad to have given them a memorable experience. It’s also a very proud moment for all of us at GMR to see the group’s logo on the arm. We cannot wait for the league to kick-off, I wish the team all the very best.”
The new jersey looks trendy, which is in sync with our team – a vibrant, young side ready to take on a challenge, and the tiger claws make a strong statement.” said Delhi Capitals Director & Interim CEO Vinod Bisht.
Delhi Capitals’ new IPL jersey. pic.twitter.com/7gLZUsJmSq
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 19, 2021
Delhi Capitals full squad for IPL 2021
Shreyas Iyer (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings.