The Indian Premier League’s second leg will begin on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates. The Delhi Capitals have confirmed that Rishabh Pant would continue to captain the squad for the duration of the IPL. In the absence of Shreyas Iyer, Pant was given the duty of captaining the squad in the Indian leg of the IPL. After injuring his shoulder in the home series against England, Iyer had to get shoulder surgery. He missed the IPL due to this injury, which was cut short when Covid hit the camps of multiple teams.

As the normal captain, Iyer was expected to lead the team, but DC has decided to remain with Pant, which may raise some concerns. DC has played in six IPL 2021 matches thus far, winning six and losing two. Pant has gained the confidence of the management and owners with his strong performance in the first phase, and he does not want Iyer to take the lead again at the halfway point. The current DC is at the top of the points table. DC co-owner Parth Jindal stated that while the team is thrilled to have Iyer back, he believes Pant can lead the squad to their first IPL win.

“The JSW-GMR co-owned Delhi Capitals today announced that Rishabh Pant will lead the team for the rest of the IPL2021 season,” the franchise’s Twitter handle tweeted.

Pant will be eager to take command of the field for the Delhi Capitals and make an immediate impression. He is an important member of the Indian team and will be looking to improve his form ahead of the T20 World Cup, which is a high-profile event.