Shreyas Iyer Feels IPL 2020 Will Be The Most Challenging

Shreyas Iyer was appointed skipper of Delhi Daredevils now Delhi Capitals midway into the 2018 Indian Premier League season, replacing Gautam Gambhir. Gautam Gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders to IPL trophy victories in 2012 and 2014 before returning as captain to Delhi Capitals in 2018 IPL but stepped down citing poor performances of the Delhi team. Since then, the 25-year-old youngster’s career has been on an upward rise. The Indian team were in a constant quest to find a suitable No.4 before and during the 2019 World Cup trying out various players like KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kedar

Shreyas Iyer Feels IPL 2020 Will Be The Most Challenging
Shreyas Iyer, Ricky Ponting, DC, IPL 2019

Shreyas Iyer was appointed skipper of Delhi Daredevils now Delhi Capitals midway into the 2018 Indian Premier League season, replacing Gautam Gambhir. Gautam Gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders to IPL trophy victories in 2012 and 2014 before returning as captain to Delhi Capitals in 2018 IPL but stepped down citing poor performances of the Delhi team.

Since then, the 25-year-old youngster’s career has been on an upward rise. The Indian team were in a constant quest to find a suitable No.4 before and during the 2019 World Cup trying out various players like KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav and the position was utilized by Shreyas Iyer after the World Cup was over.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Shreyas Iyer Feels IPL 2020 Will Be His Most Challenging Assignment As Captain

Shreyas Iyer who has played 18 ODIs and 22 T20Is for India since 2017 now has a challenging task ahead of him. Shreyas Iyer who hails from Mumbai believes that the new season on the IPL is going to be a daunting challenge amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He also mentioned that this season the players would be motivated to give their best for the fans who will be absent from the stadiums.

“It’s certainly very very different from the last season but challenges excite me. And as a captain it is certainly going to be one of my most important assignments, just because of how different the setting is. It’s going to be a different IPL no doubt. And we will be without our fans in the stadium. But I think, that only makes us extra motivated to do this for them, the fans,” Iyer said, as seen on the video posted by the official twitter handle of the Indian Premier League.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer
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Shreyas Iyer who is a vital member of Delhi Capitals squad from 2015 and led the team to playoffs in 2019 for the first time in seven years. He has played in 62 matches and has scored 1681 runs averaging 30.56.

Shreyas Iyer And Ricky Ponting To Find Right Combination

The Delhi Capitals franchise team management has made sure that he has enough experienced players around him to guide him. Along with head coach Ricky Ponting, he would find help right combination in the team with the inclusions of veterans Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane. The 2020 edition of the was originally supposed to commence from March 29 in India, was postponed and will start from September 19 in the UAE.

Shreyas Iyer and Ricky Ponting
Shreyas Iyer and Ricky Ponting

The team includes veteran pacer Ishant Sharma, spinners Amit Mishra and Ravichandran Ashwin besides boosting of dashing wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, opener Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, besides vastly experienced reliable batsman Ajinkya Rahane among Indians. Kagiso Rabada from South Africa, Keemo Paul and Shimron Hetmyer of West Indies, England’s Chris Woakes, Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey adds variety and experience in Delhi franchise. They have drafted in Daniel Sams for Jason Roy who will miss citing personal reasons.

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