Shreyas Iyer out of IPL 2021: Surgery to happen soon, who will take charge of Delhi Capitals? Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin and Rishabh Pant are New options to captain for Delhi Capitals .
Just before the IPL 2021, the Delhi Capitals suffered a setback. Team captain and star batsman Shreyas Iyer has also been ruled out of the tournament starting on 9 April. Iyer, who injured his shoulder during the first ODI against England, will be away from cricket for at least a month. The team's co-owner Partha Jindal confirmed the news. Delhi Capital is scheduled to play the match against Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai on the second day of the tournament.
Left shoulder bone slipped
Shreyas Iyer was injured during the eighth over of England's innings in Pune. Shardul Thakur was throwing the ball. During this, England batsman Johnny Bairstow hit the contract shot. To prevent that Shreyas dives, shoving his whole body. After this, he was seen doing it and sat on his shoulder. Other players of the team including captain Virat Kohli also visited him. The injury to his shoulder was serious, so he was taken off the field. Then he could not return to the field and later the news of being out of the ODI series came to light.
Who will be the new captain of Delhi?
Delhi Capitals will have to find a new captain in place of Shreyas Iyer. Team management has no shortage of options. Veteran Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin have led Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab. The young Prithvi Shaw, who recently won the Vijay Hazare Trophy to Mumbai under his captaincy, is also a contender. If sources are to be believed, Rishabh Pant is leading the race.