Delhi capitals replaced Chris Woakes with Anrich Nortje:
Delhi capitals had bought Chris Woakes in Last year’s IPL auction. Now, Chris Woakes has opted out of the IPL 13th edition so that he keeps himself fit for the English summer.
Earlier in the day, Delhi Capitals has announced that they are going to replace English Allrounder with South African bowler Anrich Nortje for the IPL 2020.
Delhi capitals shared the information tweeting on their official twitter handle. Now, Anrich will join the Delhi Capitals squad in UAE.
But the question is Why Delhi Capitals picked South African fast bowler Anrich as a replacement of Woakes?
Anrich Nortje has improved his game in the last few years. So here are the 5 things you need to know about Anrich Nortje.
#1 Kohli is his first test wicket:
South Africa team had visited India for tests and T20I series. Virat Kohli was in red hot form in this series. He made his highest score in international cricket during the second test of series.
Anrich Nortje had also debuted in a Test against India in this series. He went wicketless in his first test. But Anrich Nortje got the first test wicket after dismissing Virat Kohli in the second test.
#2 Anrich Nortje was a part of KKR in 2019:
Delhi Capitals is the second team that signed an IPL contract with Nortje. Last year, Nortje was bought by KKR at his base price of INR 20 lakh. But unfortunately, he couldn’t play any game in IPL because of a shoulder injury.
After that, KKR replaced him with Australian fast bowler Matt Kelly. But this time, KKR neither retained Nortje nor Kelly.
#3 Nortje was a part of ICC WORLD CUP 2019:
Nortje was a part of the ICC world cup 2019 team. But due to shoulder injury, He was unable to play any game in IPL. He didn’t recover at the time and also missed the World cup 2019.
Chris Morris later replaced him in the South Africa squad. Morris picked 13 wickets for the team in the world cup 2019.