NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals have declared that the team will to be captained by Shreyas Iyer even after the arrival of Steve Smith.
“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.
The Delhi franchise has invested heavily in youth over the last five years. “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.
Bisht also mentioned that the focus in this year’s auction was to have well-rounded bowling attack since the venues were undecided. “There was a lot of uncertainty. Idea is to have a balanced squad.”