Delighted to affix final version’s runner-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 within the IPL public sale final week.
“I’m actually enthusiastic about becoming a member of the crew this 12 months. I feel the squad has an amazing set of gamers and has an amazing coach and I look ahead to getting over there and creating some superb reminiscences, and hopefully, assist the crew go one higher than final 12 months. Cannot wait guys,” Smith mentioned.
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 it completed final.
Smith has scored 2,333 runs in 95 matches at a median of 35.34 within the IPL.
The batsman had a incredible 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 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 might not be a sure-shot starter in all 14 matches.