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According to multiple reports, Delhi Capitals have not retained Shreyas Iyer and the middle-order would head to mega auction if he is not signed by Ahmedabad or Lucknow franchise. He recently scored a ton on his Test debut against New Zealand.

Former India player Pragyan Ojha feels Iyer has a chance of leading one of the franchises as almost all the teams are looking for new skippers.

“Keeping aside two or three teams, nearly every team is in search of a leader. There is now an opening of that role in RCB as Virat Kohli has stepped down, then there are two new teams coming in (Lucknow and Ahmedabad). We also don’t know how things will work out on the captaincy end for Kolkata Knight Riders,” Ojha told Cricbuzz.

“Considering all these things, and as much as I have seen Shreyas Iyer, the captain, he would definitely want to continue leading some or the other team and he should get that chance. He was extremely impressive in that role with Delhi Capitals but it seems the management is now seeing towards Rishabh Pant, so he [Iyer] has decided not to stay.

“I think there must have been a discussion between Iyer and the team management regarding his retention, but he would have been informed about Pant being seen as the captain. It was clear ever since he was injured. Because he went out of the team (due to shoulder injury) as a captain, but upon return, he did not resume the role,” added Ojha.

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