New Delhi. Delhi Capitals have suffered a major setback 6 days before the start of the second phase of the Indian Premier League 2021. The team’s English all-rounder Chris Woakes has withdrawn from the league citing personal reasons. The team gave this information by issuing an official statement on Monday. Delhi Capitals have included Australian fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis in the team instead of Woakes.
Woakes took 5 wickets in 3 matches in the first half of IPL 2021, which was postponed due to Corona. Ben, who was included in the Delhi team in his place, has not yet got a chance to play for Australia. But he has bowled well in the Big Bash League. Ben is at the sixth place in the list of bowlers taking the most wickets in this league. He has taken 85 wickets in 69 matches of the league. At the same time, the 27-year-old bowler, who plays for the Sydney Sixers team, has played 82 T20s so far and has 100 wickets to his name at an average of 23.73.
Ben will soon join the Bio-Bubble of Delhi Capitals in the UAE. However, he will not be able to play the opening matches of the team. Because after reaching UAE, they will have to stay in Quarantine for 6 days. Delhi Capitals is on the first position in the IPL 2021 points table. The team has won 6 out of its 8 matches. Delhi will start the second half of IPL 2021 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 22 September. This match will be played in Dubai. After this, on September 25, Rajasthan will take on Royals. The next match will be against Kolkata Knight Riders on 28 September.
Before the start of the second phase of IPL 2021, so far 15 players have withdrawn from the league due to different reasons. It has the most players from England and Australia. England players who will not play in the second half of the league. They include Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, David Malan and Jos Buttler. Apart from this, Australia’s Pat Cummins, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Danielle Sems, Kane Richardson are included.
IPL 2021: All England players will be out of IPL! new decree of english cricket board
Since the cancellation of the Manchester Test between India and England, there were reports that 5 players from England could withdraw from IPL 2021. Actually, the English players were blaming Team India for the cancellation of the Manchester Test and they were angry with this. So far 3 players have withdrawn from the league. Even further some players may withdraw from the IPL playoffs. Because before the T20 World Cup, England has to play two T20 matches in Pakistan on 14 and 15 October. The ECB has ordered all players to be available for these matches.
Read Hindi News online and watch Live TV News18 on Hindi website. Know news related to country and abroad and your state, Bollywood, sports world, business.