Delighted to affix final version’s runners up Delhi Capitals, star Australian batsman Steve Smith is hopeful of guiding the facet 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 yr. I believe the squad has an important set of gamers and has an important coach and I look ahead to getting over there and creating some wonderful reminiscences, and hopefully, assist the crew go one higher than final yr. Cannot wait guys,” Smith mentioned.
The prolific right-hand batsman, who joined the Rajasthan Royals franchise in 2019, captained the facet 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 improbable 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 along with his 2011 World Cup captain Ricky Ponting, who’s the top coach of the facet.
The Capitals boast of a powerful batting line-up with the likes of Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Marnus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer within the facet, and the previous Australian skipper will not be a sure-shot starter in all 14 matches.