Sun. Sep 20th, 2020
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IPL 2020: Daniel Sams, who topped the bowling charts in final season’s Massive Bash League, will join the Delhi Capitals as a substitute for England opener Jason Roy.

Jason Roy will be replaced by Daniel Sams at Delhi Capitals (AFP Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delhi Capitals announced Jason Roy pull-out from IPL 2020 on Thursday
  • Australia’s uncapped quick bowler Daniel Sams identified as in as substitute
  • Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting arrived in the UAE on Thursday

Delhi Capitals on Thursday announced Australia’s bowling all-rounder Daniel Sams will change England opener Jason Roy for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Roy will be unavailable for the approaching edition in the UAE due to ‘personal reasons’, the franchise mentioned.

Jason Roy was purchased at his base rate of Rs one.five crore by Delhi Capitals at the IPL 2020 auction. The England Globe Cup hero, having said that, will not be portion of the Capitals. The determination comes hrs just after England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday mentioned Roy was ruled out of the approaching T20I series towards Pakistan with a side strain.

Daniel Sams, the uncapped Australian quick bowler, shone in Massive Bash League 2019-29 wherein he emerged as the highest wicket-taker, scalping thirty wickets in just 17 matches. Sams will be portion of the Australian squad which has arrived in England for ODI and T20I series set to be played from September sixteen.

Sams, along with the other Australia and England gamers, is possible to join the Capitals just after the very first week as the IPL 2020 kick begins from September 19. Sams mentioned he is thinking of himself quite lucky for the IPL 2020 chance and that he is itching to join the Shreyas Iyer-led staff in the UAE.

“The IPL is a substantial platform for any cricketer, and back dwelling, we all adhere to the tournament particularly closely just about every 12 months. I truly feel lucky to be a portion of it this 12 months, and I am thankful to the Delhi Capitals management for offering me this chance. I cannot wait to join the rest of the gamers in the UAE,” Sams mentioned, as quoted by Delhi Capitals.

Sams is the 2nd substitute for Delhi Capitals as Anrich Nortje, the South Africa pacer, was identified as in as a substitute for Chris Woakes.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting arrived in the UAE. Teams primarily based out of Dubai will have entry to outside education from Friday.

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