IPL 2021 – Shreyas Iyer Injury: As reported earlier by InsideSport.co, it is confirmed that Shreyas Iyer injured shoulder is set to be operated. According to information coming in from BCCI sources, Iyer surgery will be done on 8th April and will not only miss out IPL 2021 but will also not be available for tour of England.
The Delhi Capitals captain partially dislocated his shoulder on Monday while fielding during 1st ODI of the England series.
Now in consultation with the BCCI medical team, it is decided that Iyer will go under the knife on April 8th. It is understood that Iyer is likely to be out of cricket for at least a few months, thus erasing any hopes the Capitals had of him returning during the second half of IPL 2021, which will be played in India between April 9 and May 30.
On Thursday, the BCCI had only confirmed Iyer had been ruled out of the ongoing three-match ODI series against England without releasing any details on the injury, as well as the surgery. It also wished Iyer “speedy recovery” as response to a tweet by the Indian batsman, who said he would be “back soon.”
IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant likely to captain Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021, promoters & coach to take final call
IPL 2021 – Rishabh Pant to captain Delhi Capitals? With Shreyas ruled out of IPL 2021, the big question doing the rounds is who will lead Delhi Capitals in IPL this year. According to sources in Delhi Capitals (DC), India’s biggest match winner in last 6 months Rishabh Pant is likely to be given responsibility to lead DC for the season.
According to the information available with InsideSport.co, DC promoters Kiran Kumar Gandhi and Parth Jindal in consultation with coach Ricky Ponting will take the final call soon.
“Team is still garnering all information on status of Shreyas injury. Team promoters, head coach will take final call on who will lead us but obviously Rishabh Pant being the vice-captain should be the automatic choice”, said one of the source closely associated with Delhi Capitals.
Along with Pant, Delhi Capitals has few other candidates like Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith, Shikhar Dhawan and R Ashwin in the squad who have experience of leading IPL franchise in the past but the source told InsideSport that DC is unlikely to look beyond Pant.
According to the source, Delhi Capitals management is likely to announce name of the new captain before the end of this Week