IPL 2021: Finally!! Steve Smith is coming to India. The Australian batsman left for Chennai on Thursday, and will join Delhi Capitals (DC) squad for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Upon arrival, Smith will undergo week-long quarantine, before joining the DC training camp. The good news is that he will be available for the selection for the CSK vs DC game on April 10.
Smith shared a picture of himself with his wife Dani Willis on Instagram to inform DC fans that he has left for India. “Thanks for seeing me off at the airport @dani_willis I love you and am going to miss you lots! See you soon @delhicapitals,” he captioned.
Interestingly, he is flying to India with his Australian teammate and IPL rival Moises Henriques. The latter players for Punjab Kings (PBKS) and will join them in Mumbai.
Punjab will play their first game against Rajasthan Royals on April 12.
IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan arrives in Chennai, will undergo quarantine
Delhi Capitals’ opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan arrived at the team hotel in Mumbai on Thursday.
The player will be in quarantine for one week, the franchise said in a statement. Delhi Capitals have started training and pacer Umesh Yadav said he really enjoyed his first practice session with the team at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai on Tuesday, “It feels really nice to be here with the Delhi Capitals team. I really enjoyed the practice session. After being in quarantine for one week, it was great to step onto the ground and spend some time with the boys.”
When asked about his mindset for IPL 2021, the fast bowler said, “I just want to do well whenever I have the ball in my hand. I will definitely give my best for my team and keep getting better every day.”
IPL 2021: CSK vs DC on April 10 @7:30 pm. Follow InsideSport for all the live updates.
IPL 2021 Delhi Capitals (DC) squad
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings