Delhi Capitals connected Thursday added 2 caller players successful their squad arsenic replacements for Axar Patel and Shreyas Iyer for the Indian Premier League 2021, the franchise confirmed.
Shams Mulani, 24, has been roped successful arsenic a short-term replacement for Axar, who is successful quarantine aft investigating affirmative for COVID-19 earlier IPL 2021. Mulani is simply a left-arm spinner who has played 10 first-class games for Mumbai.
Meanwhile, right-arm off-spinner Anirudha Joshi has been brought successful arsenic a replacement for Shreyas Iyer, who was ruled retired of the tourney with a enarthrosis wounded that helium suffered successful the archetypal ODI against England successful March.
"Mulani, a left-handed batsman and a dilatory left-arm orthodox bowler from Mumbai, comes successful arsenic a replacement nether VIVO IPL's Player Regulations. Under the Regulation 6.1 (c), franchises are allowed to motion a short-term replacement subordinate until the archetypal squad subordinate is permitted to re-enter the team's bio-secure environment. Hence, Mulani volition lone beryllium a portion of the Delhi Capitals broadside until Axar recovers and is allowed to articulation the team.
"Mulani represents Mumbai successful home cricket and has featured successful 10 First-Class, 30 List A and 25 T20s truthful far. This volition beryllium his maiden acquisition astatine the VIVO IPL. However, Mulani volition not beryllium permitted to correspond different IPL franchise this play erstwhile helium leaves the Delhi Capitals.
"Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals person besides signed Anirudha Joshi arsenic a replacement for the injured Shreyas Iyer for the remainder of the VIVO IPL 2021. Iyer was ruled retired of the tourney aft sustaining an wounded during the caller India-England One-Day International (ODI) series.
"Joshi, a middle-order batsman and an off-spinner, joins his 3rd IPL team, having been a portion of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals successful the past. He represents Karnataka successful home cricket and has featured successful 17 List A and 22 T20 matches truthful far," Delhi Capitals said successful a statement.
Delhi Capitals volition look the Rajasthan Royals successful their adjacent IPL 2021 brushwood astatine the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai connected April 15.