File image of England cricketer Chris Woakes.(AP)
File image of England cricketer Chris Woakes.(AP)

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals pacer Chris Woakes pulls out of tournament - Report

Chris Woakes has reportedly informed Delhi Capitals of his decision and they have already started to look out for replacements.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 08:46 AM IST

England fast-bowler Chris Woakes has reportedly pulled out of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), according to a report in Sky Sports which cited news agency PA.Woakes has reportedly informed Delhi Capitals of his decision and they have already started to look out for a replacement. Woakes was acquired by Delhi for his base price of Rs 1.50 Cr in the auction.

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According to the report, Woakes has decided to skip the IPL to keep himself fresh for the busy international summer. As for the Capitals, it comes as a big blow for them as pacers Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma have been nursing respective injuries before the start of the tournament.

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England cricketers are scheduled to join their respective franchises after the completion of their two-match Test series against Sri Lanka. Woakes has earlier played in the IPL for franchises like Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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The 13th edition of the IPL is scheduled to begin from March 29 and the first match of the season will be played between defending champions Mumbai Indians and last-season’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings. As for Delhi, they play their first match of the season against Kings XI Punjab at home on March 30.

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