Delighted to hitch final version’s runners up Delhi Capitals, star Australian batsman Steve Smith is hopeful of guiding the aspect to its maiden title triumph within the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
The 31-year-old, who was launched by Rajasthan Royals, was acquired by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.2 crore on the IPL auctions final week.
“I’m actually enthusiastic about becoming a member of the crew this 12 months. I feel the squad has a terrific set of gamers and has a terrific coach and I sit up for getting over there and creating some wonderful reminiscences, and hopefully, assist the crew go one higher than final 12 months. Can’t wait guys,” Smith stated.
The celebration actually has began once more – Steve Smith is snapped up by Delhi Capitals within the IPL public sale and is reunited together with his 2011 World Cup captain Ricky Ponting 🇦🇺#CWC11Rewind pic.twitter.com/KVhIO5Kb05
— ICC (@ICC) February 18, 2021
The prolific right-hand batsman, who joined the Rajasthan Royals franchise in 2019, captained the aspect within the 2020 version within the UAE, the place they completed final.
Smith has scored 2,333 runs in 95 matches at a median of 35.34 within the IPL.
The batsman had a implausible season for the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2017 when he amassed 472 runs in 15 matches.
At Delhi Capitals, Smith will reunite together with his 2011 World Cup captain Ricky Ponting, who’s the pinnacle coach of the aspect.
The Capitals boast of a robust batting line-up with the likes of Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Marnus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer within the aspect, and the previous Australian skipper will not be a sure-shot starter in all 14 matches.