5 Players who may captain the 9th team in the IPL 2021 season

5 Players who may captain the 9th team in the IPL 2021 season

They will target the players which will be released by the other franchise in the mega auction.

2. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Ravi Ashwin is another international player who has been a part of Indian Premier League from several years. He had played for CSK in the past and even captained KXIP for two editions. He played for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020 and considering that teams can only retain three Indian capped players, the Capitals might leave him out.

Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant can be the Indian retentions made by DC and leaving Ashwin out will be beneficial for the ninth IPL team. He captained KXIP well in two seasons in 2018 and 2019 and almost made them qualify for the playoffs. The off-spinner is known as a composer character with great cricketing knowledge.

Also, along with giving a captaincy option, he adds value as a prime spinner to the team. He bowled exceptionally well in this season for DC and bowled in the powerplay as well as at the death. He picked up 13 wickets in the season and considering his stature as a player, he can be a decent captaincy option.