A few English players withdrew from the tournament before the start of the UAE leg of IPL 2021. The name of Delhi Capitals all-rounder Chris Woakes was also included in this list. Woakes also withdrew from the UAE leg citing personal reasons. But now the Delhi based franchise has included Australia’s star fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis in the team.
Delhi Capitals joins Dwarshuis
Ben Dwarshuis is ready to ROAR
Welcome to the DC family, Ben
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals)
Apart from Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Chris Woakes also withdrew his name from the remaining season of IPL 2021 after the cancellation of Manchester Test. These players told that they want to spend time with their family before IPL and Ashes. Now Delhi Capitals has announced the replacement of Woakes.
Australian fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis will replace Woakes at Delhi Capitals. Ben Dwarshuis has taken 100 T20 wickets in 82 matches. He was the second highest wicket-taker in the Big Bash League 2020-21. He took 24 wickets for Sydney Sixers. Recently, Ben Dwarshuis made his mark in the T20 Blast and took 15 wickets for Worcestershire.
Table topper is Delhi Capitals
The matches of the initial phase of IPL 2021 were played in India.Under the captaincy of Delhi Capitals performed well in the initial phase of IPL. The franchise has won 6 out of 8 matches played and is at the top of the points table with 12 points.
Now in the UAE leg as well, the franchise would like to continue with their best performance and go on the field aiming to win the first IPL title. Let me tell you, Shreyas Iyer has also become fit, but now Rishabh Pant will captain or Iyer is yet to come to the final decision.