Mohammad Kaif, Shreyas Iyer and Ricky Ponting (Twitter)
Mohammad Kaif, Shreyas Iyer and Ricky Ponting (Twitter)

Last Update on: February 21st, 2021 at 10:16 am

Indian middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer has told that the addition of new players in the Indian Premier League will bring a lot of experience to the squads. Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals to their first IPL final last year in the 13 editions and ended as the runners up after losing to Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 held in UAE. The Mumbai lad looked in great touch and was among the leading run-scorers in the tournament.

The Delhi Capitals have retained most of their Indian core while trading Daniel Sams and Harshal Patel to the Royal Challenger Bangalore in the trading window. They acquired the services of Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, and Manimaran Siddharth in the recently concluded auction in Chennai for the IPL 2021.

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals. Image Credits: Twitter

“It’s Going To Be A Great Experience For The Other Youngsters” –  Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer was excited about the new players joining the squad along with the experienced players like steve smith and tom Curran. He also mentioned the impressive left-arm seamer Meriwala who was picked up in the auction after a good outing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy. With a lot of youngsters in the squad, Iyer will be happy to welcome the experience to the team.

“We had maintained our core unit from the last season and the new players that have come in bring a lot of experince to the squad. Along with international players such as Steve Smith and Tom Curran coming in, we have a few domestic players who have joined the squad as well. Lukman Meriwala has done tremendously well in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. it’s going to be a great experience for the other youngsters, who have come in” said Shreyas Iyer

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Steve Smith sold to Delhi Capitals for 2.2 crores.

Iyer Focusing On Keeping Things Simple

Shreyas Iyer mentioned that the team is focusing on the routine and to keep things instead of complicating them. The last two seasons have been superb for the Delhi Capitals who managed to get to the playoffs consecutively in 2019 and 2020.

“We need to keep things simple and focus on our processes, which we have been following in the last two seasons. We need to stick to the same routine and not complicate things. We need to see to it that we stick to the basics and get the best out of ourselves” said Iyer

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer, (Credits: Twitter)

Shreyas Iyer will be hoping to get the services of the Proteas pacers Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje throughout the tournament as Pakistan have recently confirmed their tour to South Africa.