Rishabh Pant will captain the Delhi Capitals in the next season. Pant has been named captain of the Delhi Capitals for the 2024 IPL season, marking his return to the pitch after nearly a year on the sidelines.
Rishabh Pant is preparing to make his long-awaited return to cricket. All indications point to his playing in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Pant named captain of the Delhi Capitals for the 2024 IPL season, marking his return to the pitch after nearly a year on the sidelines.
Pant is undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and expects to be fully healthy by the end of February. His participation in IPL matches, however, is subject to approval from the NCA.
The 26-year-old cricketer has been rehabilitating from right knee surgery after an accident last year. As well as back and ankle issues. While there are still doubts regarding Pant’s ability to take on wicketkeeping responsibilities, franchise authorities have clarified that his participation is subject to approval from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
“If he is not keeping, he will definitely be on the field and will lead the side. ” Said a team official, as report by Cricbuzz, putting to rest fears that Pant would be restrict to the position of an Impact Player. His absence was palpable during the previous IPL season, when Delhi Capitals finished eighth in the points standings.
Pant’s comeback is widely anticipated, and the Delhi Capitals are counting on his leadership to turn their season around. Pant’s absence has been noticeable in India’s 62 international games since January 2023. Having missed critical matches including as the IPL, series against Australia, the West Indies, and Ireland, as well as significant events such as the Asia Cup and World Cup.
IPL auction list for 2024 edition announced by BCCI
In another crucial development, it has been announce that a total of 333 players. Comprising 214 Indians and 119 international players, will be auctioned off at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on December 19. The reserve price for the maximum offer is INR 2 crore. Attracting 23 participants, while 13 players have a base price of INR 1.5 crore. In the auction, players like Travis Head, Mitchell Starc, and Harry Brook are likely to be in high demand.