Delhi Capitals have announced Australian fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis as Chris Woakes’ replacement for the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) starting here on September 19.
English all-rounder Chris Woakes, who picked up 5 wickets in 3 matches in the first half of the IPL 2021, has pulled out of the tournament due to personal reasons.
Dwarshuis has scalped 100 wickets in 82 T20 matches at an average of 23.73. He represents New South Wales in List A. The 27-year-old, who plays for the 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 team’s bio-bubble in the UAE soon, the franchise said on Monday.
Woakes, alongside 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.