Delhi Capitals Sign Anrich Nortje as Chris Woakes Replacement

IPL 2020 is just around the corner and teams are scrambling to get their 24 player squad sorted and fly out to the UAE. Chris Woakes who has decided to not play in the IPL due to health concerns has been replaced by the South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje.

Nortje made his debut against Sri Lanka in March 2019 at Johannesburg. He is a right-arm fast bowler who can also bat down the order. With this news addition, the Delhi Capitals squad looks something like this.

New Signings: Jason Roy (1.50 crores), Anrich Nortje, Shimron Hetmyer (7.75 crores), Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande

Full Squad: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, R Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Tushar Deshpande.

The reason for Chris Woakes missing from the upcoming IPL is not known. Some ponder if it is the low pay that he would get from the IPL. He earns millions playing for the England national team, it is no wonder he doesn’t value his 150K contract with the IPL.

The full player list for the upcoming IPL 2020 can be seen here.

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