With Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer out for few weeks due to injury, the franchise is set to have a stand-in skipper in the right-hnader’s absence.
There are players including R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane are some of the Indian player in the race while Steve Smith, who was bought by Delhi after being released by the Rajasthan Royals (RR), is also one of the candidates.
“Pant is the first name that pops up in everyone’s mind. He is the hot property at the moment. But a few in the management pointed out that his lack of experience in captaining a team could go against him. Also, there’s thought that the added responsibility could hamper his form,” a source told TOI.
“There is no consensus on who should be captain yet. There’s a faction of the management which is convinced that Pant should assume charge and then there’s another which is keen to have an experienced captain,” the source added.