Steve Smith, the former Aussie cricketer was released by Rajasthan Royals into the auction pool. He had a decent IPL 2020 edition with the bat. But, his strike-rate turned out to be a big problem for his side. However, now he is going to start his new stint with Delhi Capitals in the 14th successive season of Indian Premier League 2021.
Steve Smith is reckoned as one of the finest batsmen of modern-day cricket. He is rated as one of the finest batsmen of the modern-day era. The 31-year-old is quite a demanded batsman in franchise cricket and has featured in different leagues across the globe in the past like CPL, BBL, and others.
Steve Smith To Start New IPL Innings With Delhi Capiatls
In the shorter format, Smith has donned national jersey in 45 and scored 794 runs at a strike-rate of 129.5. On the other hand, he has a heck of an experience playing in IPL for different franchises like Rising Pune Supergiants and Rajasthan Royals.
Coming onto his IPL stats, he has amassed 2333 runs in 95 games at a strike-rate of 129.20. His average is quite decent in the cricketing extravaganza i-e- 35.30. Also, he has registered 11 fifties and a hundred.
He is going to be a positive prospect for any side as Steve Smith holds hand on experience of leading the national side and IPL 2021. He did fare job leading Rising Pune Supergiants and his side reached the finals of the tournament. However, they lost the game to the now five-time IPL champion Mumbai Indians.
Delhi Capitals has managed to grab the services of Steve Smith at a cheap price of INR 2.20 Crores. This will be his third franchise going ahead in his Indian Premier League career.