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IPL 2018: Junior Dala replaces injured Chris Morris in Delhi Daredevils squad

Delhi Daredevils have roped in South Africa cricket team’s Junior Dala as replacement for the injured Chris Morris (who played four games aggregating 46 runs and three wickets) for the rest of IPL 2018.

cricket Updated: Apr 27, 2018 18:45 IST
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Junior Dala, a 28-year-old Zambia-born fast bowler who will replace injured Chris Morris in the Delhi Daredevils squad for the rest of IPL 2018, made his T20 international debut for South Africa cricket team against India earlier this year.
Junior Dala, a 28-year-old Zambia-born fast bowler who will replace injured Chris Morris in the Delhi Daredevils squad for the rest of IPL 2018, made his T20 international debut for South Africa cricket team against India earlier this year. (Getty Images)

There seems to be no end to Delhi Daredevils’ misery in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL 2018). Languishing at the bottom of the table, Daredevils received another blow when star all-rounder Chris Morris pulled out of the remainder of the season owing to a back injury.

Morris, a key member of Delhi Daredevils, played only four matches, aggregating 46 runs and three wickets, and missed the last game due to the back problem -- a four-run defeat against Kings XI Punjab on Monday.

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His compatriot Junior Dala will take his place, the franchise said.

Dala, a 28-year-old Zambia-born fast bowler, made his T20 international debut against India earlier this year. He played all three T20 Internationals against the visitors and captured seven wickets.

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Dala was one of the finds for South Africa in the T20 series which the hosts lost 1-2. The South African will be wearing jersey No. 3 for Daredevils.

Daredevils, who have only one win from six games, take on Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday.