IPL 2021 Special: Who could lead their franchises in absence of regular captains?

While some franchises have designated vice-captains, there is a lot of ambiguity among the other fans with regard to who could lead their sides in absence of regular skippers.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 1 April 2021 1:42 pm

6. Ravichandran Ashwin - Delhi Capitals

The former captain of Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) has been in the leadership role before in IPL. With Rishabh Pant announced as the new skipper for Delhi Capitals, Ashwin is surely going to play a huge role in sharing his insights with the youngster. Although the franchise has not revealed their vice-captain for the new season, it has to be one of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane or Steve Smith to play that role. Considering the fact that Ashwin is the only one who is a certain starter out of the three, it could be the off-spinner who might take over the leadership duties in absence of Pant.