The Delhi Capitals have roped in uncapped Indian player Aniruddha Joshi as the replacement of their captain Shreyas Iyer. Also, the Capitals have signed Shams Mulani as short-term COVID-19 replacement of Axar Patel.
The fans wondered if the Delhi Capitals would assign the team’s reins to Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane or Ravichandran Ashwin. However, the DC team management raised a few eyebrows by going with Rishabh Pant as their captain.
Because of Shreyas Iyer’s injury, the Delhi Capitals had one spot vacant in their squad. They have now added uncapped Indian star Aniruddha Joshi to fill it.
On the other side, star Indian all-rounder Axar Patel had tested positive for COVID-19 before the IPL 2021 began. It seems Axar will take some more time before regaining match fitness. Hence, the Capitals have signed Shams Mulani as his short-term replacement.
The meaning of this signing is that once Axar Patel recovers fully, Mulani could be taken out of the squad.
All you need to know about Aniruddha Joshi – the replacement of Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer’s injury replacement was a topic of discussion in all the cricketing circles for quite some time. The Delhi Capitals middle order relied a lot on Shreyas. Hence, his absence hurt their balance a lot.
Since their overseas slots were full, the Capitals had to go for an Indian option. Now they have signed Aniruddha Joshi, who has been a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL before.
He is 33 years old and plays domestic cricket for Karnataka. Joshi is a right-arm off-break bowler, who can also bat well. He played at number six for Karnataka earlier this year.