South African Anrich Nortje signed by Delhi Capitals as a replacement for Chris Woakes

2020-08-19 16:58:25
  • The South African bowler joins Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2020

New Delhi: JSW and GMR co-owned franchise 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.

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