Delhi Capitals have signed Anirudha Joshi as a replacement for the injured Shreyas Iyer for the remainder of the IPL 2021 season. Iyer was ruled out of the tournament after sustaining an injury during the recent India-England One-Day International (ODI) series." Joshi, a middle-order batsman and an off-spinner, joins his third IPL team, having been a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals in the past. He represents Karnataka in domestic cricket and has featured in 17 List A and 22 T20 matches so far," the IPL release further said.
Anirudha was part of Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018, later he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals for his base price. Meanwhile, DC are without the services of another player - Anrich Nortje. As per ANI, the right-arm pacer has tested positive for COVID-19. He landed in India after the second ODI against Pakistan last week. Other SA players have cleared the tests and joined their respective franchises. Quinton de Kock played Mumbai Indians' previous fixture against Kolkata Knight Riders while Kagiso Rabada is part of the playing XI in DC's ongoing fixture against Rajasthan Royals.