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  Sports   23 Feb 2021  Smith hopes to lead Delhi Capitals to IPL title

Smith hopes to lead Delhi Capitals to IPL title

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Feb 23, 2021, 2:21 pm IST
Updated Feb 23, 2021, 2:21 pm IST
Steve Smith is hopeful of guiding the side to its maiden title triumph in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
Steve Smith
 Steve Smith

New Delhi: Delighted to join last edition's runners up Delhi Capitals as star Australian batsman Steve Smith is hopeful of guiding the side to its maiden title triumph in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.

The 31-year-old, who was released by Rajasthan Royals, was acquired by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.2 crore at the IPL auctions last week.

Steve SmithSteve Smith"I am really excited about joining the team this year. I think the squad has a great set of players and has a great coach and I look forward to getting over there and creating some amazing memories, and hopefully, help the team go one better than last year. Can't wait guys," Smith said.

The prolific right-hand batsman, who joined the Rajasthan Royals franchise in 2019, captained the side in the 2020 edition in the UAE, where they finished last.

Smith has scored 2,333 runs in 95 matches at an average of 35.34 in the IPL.

Steve SmithSteve Smith

The batsman had a fantastic 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 with his 2011 World Cup captain Ricky Ponting, who is the head coach of the side.

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