Fans are excitedly waiting for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League to begin. The UAE is all set to host the new season of IPL, which will begin from September 19.
However, ahead of the much-awaited IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals had received a huge blow after Chris Woakes decided to skip this edition of the competition. The all-rounder has stated that he wants to balance his workload for the upcoming international summer, hence, he had no other option but to pull out of IPL 2020.
Delhi Capitals had earlier bought Woakes for INR 1.5 crores. However, the franchise has taken a sigh of relief as the franchise has now announced the replacement for Chris Woakes, in the form of South African speedster Anrich Nortje.
Delhi Capitals via its official social media account announced the replacement for Chris Woakes. They wrote:
“DC fans (since forever): “Replacement kaun hai?” You have your answer now, Dilliwalon. We are delighted to announce the signing of Flag of South Africa pacer @AnrichNortje02 for the upcoming #IPL season,”
Here, check out the tweet:
DC fans (since forever): "Replacement kaun hai?" 🤷🏻♂️
You have your answer now, Dilliwalon 😏
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from 🏠) (@DelhiCapitals) August 18, 2020
Earlier Anrich Nortje had been signed up by two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2019 edition of IPL, however, because of a shoulder injury, he was ruled out of the league. Later he suffered a thumb injury and it forced the pacer to miss the 2019 World Cup.
So far, in the shortest format of the game, Nortje has played 22 T20 matches in which he picked 27 wickets at an economy of 7.54 including two 4 wickets haul. During an interaction, Nortje expressed that he is excited to join the Delhi Capitals and is looking forward to his stint with the team. Talking about the same, he said:
“I am excited to join the Delhi Capitals, a team that was the talk of the tournament last season. With its exciting mix of experienced and young players and a stellar coaching line up, there is no doubt this is going to be a massive learning experience for me. I am grateful to the Delhi Capitals management for giving me this opportunity,”