IPL 2021 Will Be Challenging For Delhi Capitals: Captain Shreyas Iyer
Last year's finalist Delhi Capitals (DC) will find the competition "challenging" as the rivals to have consolidated their teams for the next edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) at Thursday's player auction, expected to begin in April, said captain Shreyas Iyer on Saturday.
"It's going to be challenging because if you look at the other teams, they have also framed their teams in a pretty unique way and obviously the core and strength have been pretty much similar for all the teams. The IPL can surprise you at any point in time and I feel this season is going to be more exciting," Iyer said.
DC has never won the IPL title in 13 attempts, though they came close to clinging to the deal a few times. Last year, they lost to Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the final played in Dubai.
Iyer was the top scorer with an unbeaten 65 off 50 balls in the final, but his team faltered with the bat and managed just 156 for seven wickets in 20 overs. Mumbai Indians overhauled the target easily and won with eight balls to spare.
Thursday's mini IPL player auction, DC bought experienced players like former Australia captain Steve Smith and England speedster Tom Curran along with four talented Indian players - Lukman Meriwala, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, and Manimaran Siddharth.