Delhi Capitals’ assistant coach Mohammad Kaif expressed his delight over Shreyas Iyer’s comeback into the side ahead of the start of the second leg of the IPL 2021 tournament in the UAE. Iyer suffered a shoulder injury earlier this year, which led him to miss out on the first half of the tournament. Iyer, however, has fully recovered from the injury and is likely to be part of the playing XI for the second leg. While speaking to the Delhi Capitals’ social media handles, Kaif said
“The biggest plus is Shreyas Iyer coming back into the squad. Shreyas was, of course, he has been playing well for the last couple of years for us. He’s a fantastic player. Good to have him back with us. We are looking forward to seeing him play in the first eleven.”
Shreyas Iyer might be back into the side, but he won’t be captaining the side. If reports are to be believed, Rishabh Pant is likely to continue leading the side. Delhi Capitals are currently sitting at the top of the table with 6 wins in 8 matches. They would be keen to continue their winning momentum and finish in the top two at the end of the league stage.
“I feel we are a bit lucky that all our players are playing, they are in touch. There was a break, but many of our players were part of their international teams and playing regularly. For example, Rahane was playing, Pant is there and even Ashwin. Ashwin did not play the Tests but he was in the group and regularly practising with the team. We need to start again, start fresh and the first match in Dubai will decide the momentum,” Kaif said.
Delhi Capitals will resume their IPL 2021 second leg campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 22 in Dubai.
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