IPL 2022: Shreyas Iyer will go to the auction, Ashwin will also be released, DC will retain Rishabh Pant!

New Delhi. Shreyas Iyer made a very impressive Test debut in the first Test against New Zealand (IND vs NZ) in Kanpur on Thursday (25 November). He will try to score a century in his debut Test when the game resumes on the second day. However, on the very first day of the match, some reports have claimed that Delhi Capitals have decided not to retain Shreyas Iyer for the upcoming 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). According to reports, Delhi Capitals will send Shreyas Iyer to the IPL 2022 mega auction pool and will retain Rishabh Pant as its captain.

According to the report of ESPNcricinfo, Delhi Capitals, the runner-up of IPL 2020 Shreyas Iyer with them IPL 2022 I was in talks to retain, but the Mumbai batsman has opted to move to the auction pool. Reached the playoffs in IPL 2021 Delhi Capitals has now Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje and Axar Patel. In such a situation, Delhi Capitals will also release Shikar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kagiso Rabada.

Ashwin hinted at going to the auction pool
Team India and Delhi Capitals spinners Ravichandran Ashwin had also told about the retention plan of Delhi Capitals in a video on his YouTube channel. He had said that he hoped to leave himself and Shreyas Iyer in the auction pool. He said in the video, “I think Shreyas is not there. I am not there. So, someone else has to come. If I was being retained, I would have known.”

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First captain to take DC in IPL final
Shreyas Iyer was the first captain of the Delhi Capitals franchise, who was successful in taking the team to the IPL final. The former Delhi Capitals captain scored 519 runs in 17 matches in 2020 to lead his team to the title match, where they lost to Mumbai Indians. Franchises like Punjab Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and even Royal Challengers Bangalore are looking for a captain for IPL 2022. In such a situation, there should be no dearth of options for Shreyas Iyer for the upcoming season.

IND vs NZ: Shreyas Iyer scored a brilliant century in the debut test, this happened after 52 years in Kanpur

Meanwhile, it has been a roller-coaster ride for Shreyas Iyer from hospital bed to Test debut. Cricketers getting injured is not a new thing, but recovering from injury and getting a Test cap is a great achievement for anyone. Iyer recently posted a video on his official Instagram, in which he shared visuals of his surgery. And then he showed pictures of a photoshoot in a test jersey.

Did not become part of T20 World Cup after injury
Shreyas Iyer had to stay away from the field for a long time after his shoulder dislocated in the one-day match against England in Pune on 23 March. He had to undergo surgery in the UK. He also did not play for Lancashire in the Royal London Cup. He did not play in the first part of the IPL held in India in early 2021. In his place, Rishabh Pant took over the command of Delhi Capitals. Iyer went for rehabilitation and came back for the second part of the IPL. After the IPL, Shreyas was selected for the Team India T20 team, but he could not be a part of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 team.

Great return to Test cricket after injury
Iyer has become India’s 303rd Test cricketer after receiving the Test cap from legendary Sunil Gavaskar ahead of the start of the first Test against New Zealand at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Iyer’s Test cap came after 4592 first-class runs in 54 matches at an average of 52.18. Iyer made his ODI debut in 2017 and has played 54 limited overs matches. He has scored 1393 runs at an average of 42.7 in ODIs and 27.6 in T20 Internationals. Seeing his ability to score runs independently, it was believed that he would definitely be included in the Test team.

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