Uncapped Ben Dwarshuis replaces Woakes in Delhi Capitals squad

By PTI
Ben Dwarshuis (R) will be joining the Delhi Capitals for the second half of the Indian Premier League. Dwarshuis was previously with the erstwhile Kings XI Punjab. File (Source: The Hindu)

Uncapped Australian fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis was on Monday named as Chris Woakes’ replacement in the Delhi Capitals squad for the second half of the Indian Premier League starting in Dubai on September 19.

The 27-year-old Dwarshuis, a left-arm pacer, has picked up 12 and 100 wickets from seven and 82 List A and Twenty20 matches so far.

He represents New South Wales in List A and plays for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League and is the sixth-highest wicket-taker in the history of the tournament with 85 wickets in 69 matches.

Dwarshuis, who was also part of the erstwhile Kings XI Punjab side in the IPL earlier, will be joining the Delhi Capitals’ bio-bubble in the UAE soon, the franchise said on Monday.

Woakes, along side his England teammates Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Dawid Malan (Punjab Kings), all of whom were part of the just-concluded Test series against India, had pulled out from the second leg of the IPL citing personal reasons.

Delhi Capitals are currently leading the standings with 12 points from eight games.


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