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IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals Sign Australian Pacer As Chris Woakes’ Replacement For Remainder Of The Tournament

IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals Sign Australian Pacer As Chris Woakes’ Replacement For Remainder Of The Tournament
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IPL franchise Delhi Capitals has signed Australian pacer Ben Dwarshuis as Chris Woakes’ replacement for the remainder of the IPL. Woakes was one of the two England players to pull out from the UAE leg due to personal reasons. He confirmed the same after the Manchester Test between England and India was cancelled. The England players were reportedly angry with the Indian players for not playing the Test match denying them an opportunity to level the series. 

Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals has released a statement of signing Dwarshuis in place of Chris Woakes for the remaining season. The left-arm pacer is a seasoned campaigner in the Australian domestic circuit having played in the BBL as well. 

” JSW-GMR co-owned Delhi Capitals today announced that English all-rounder Chris Woakes, who picked up 5 wickets in 3 matches in the first half of the VIVO IPL 2021, has pulled out of the tournament due to personal reasons” said a statement from Delhi Capitals. 

Ben Dwarshuis Replaces Chris Woakes

Dwarshuis has taken 100 T20 wickets in 82 games. The 27-year-old, playing with Sydney Sixers in the BBL is the sixth-highest wicket-taker in the history of the league with 85 wickets in 69 matches. Ben will be joining the Capitals squad soon in the UAE. 

Delhi Capitals (DC) will resume their campaign on September 22 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International stadium. They are currently at the top of the table with six wins in eight matches and a good NRR of +0.547. The Delhi-based franchise has won four out of the last five matches played before the IPL 2021 was suspended due to covid positive cases emerging in team bubbles.

Delhi Capitals Full Schedule IPL 2021:

Match 33: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – 7.30 PM IST, September 22, Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.

Match 36: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals – 3.30 PM IST, September 25, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Match 41: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 3.30 PM IST, September 28, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

Match 46: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians – 3.30 PM IST, October 2, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

Match 50: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings – 7.30 PM IST, October 4, Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.

Match 56: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- 7.30 PM IST, October 8, Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.

Here is a full list of replacements for each squad for the remainder of IPL 2021

Replacing PlayerTeamReplacement Player: New
Adam ZampaRCBWanindu Hasaranga
Daniel SamsRCBDushmantha Chameera
Kane RichardsonRCBGeorge Garton
Finn AllenRCBTim David
Jofra ArcherRRGlenn Phillips
Andrew TyeRRTabraiz Shamsi
Jos ButtlerRREvin Lewis
Riley MeredithPBKSNathan Ellis
Jhye RichardsonPBKSAdil Rashid
Pat CumminsKKRTim Southee

Also Read: IPL 2021: England’s World Cup Bound Players Likely To Miss Knockout Stage

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