IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals big announcement signs Anrich Nortje as replacement for Chris Woakes

The 13th edition of cash rich Indian Premier League is just one month away now and all the IPL teams are gearing up for the upcoming fierce contest.Like any other franchise,Delhi Capitals (DC) is also looking to win the trophy for the first time.However, ahead of IPL 2020 England all-rounder Chris Woakes has decided to pull himself out of the IPL.Capitals had secured Woakes’ services for his base price of Rs 1.5 crore in the auction which took place in December last year.

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals big announcement signs Anrich Nortje as replacement for Chris Woakes

Delhi Capitals today announced the signing of 26-year-old South African pacer Anrich Nortje as replacement for Chris Woakes.

Nortje was with the Kolkata franchise last season, but a shoulder injury cut short his chances of making an IPL debut. On joining Delhi Capitals, the right-arm fast bowler said, “I am excited to join the Delhi Capitals, a team that was the talk of the tournament last season. With its exciting mix of experienced and young players, and a stellar coaching line up, there is no doubt this is going to be a massive learning experience for me. I am grateful to the Delhi Capitals management for giving me this opportunity.”

Nortje made his Test debut in 2019 against India, and has to his credit, a total of 19 wickets from 6 Test matches, 14 wickets from 7 ODIs, and 2 wickets from 3 T20Is.  Nortje, who was named as Cricket South Africa’s Newcomer of the Year for 2020, will be joining fellow South African Kagiso Rabada at Delhi Capitals.