Ravichandran Ashwin has had two spectacular couple of Test series against England and Australia. The Indian spinner will now be seen turning up for Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2021, starting tomorrow. Delhi Capitals will be playing under a new skipper in Rishabh Pant this year. They will begin their campaign against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.
Ahead of the start of the tournament, Ravichandran Ashwin has labelled Mumbai Indians as the favourites to win the IPL 2021 title. Ashwin believes that Mumbai Indians looks good on paper and is a team to beat.
“Every team is strong, and I am not making a diplomatic statement. But I definitely think Mumbai has got a powerful and experienced squad. Mumbai will always start as favourites in this competition. I think Mumbai is the team to beat,” Ashwin told The New Indian Express.
Ashwin also believes that Delhi Capitals too has a great squad is good enough to win the title. The Indian spinner believes that Rishabh Pant’s good form with the bat could give them an edge over other teams.
“Good (On DC’s chances), well-balanced one. Last year, our batting did not come well together. It was understandable due to lockdown and all that. But this year, in the kind of form in which Rishabh is, definitely that (team’s batting) also will get sorted out,” Ashwin said.
“We have a good chance. But if you see the last few years, it is not always about the top two or three sides. Every team picks players judiciously and have good balance and options. The IPL is in a new caravan model, so conditions also will play a part,” he added.