Ravichandran Ashwin Likely to join Delhi Capitals from Kings XI Punjab KXIP
Ravichandran Ashwin is ready to join Delhi Capitals (DC) for the next edition of IPL after Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) decided to launch his pattern for the past two seasons. The release of KXIP Ashwin was on schedule after the franchise finished seventh in 2018 and sixth in 2019 under his leadership.
“Ravichandran Ashwin’s launch approval now with the BCCI, and an announcement likely to made soon. Delhi Capitals interested in him and KXIP, after careful thought, felt they needed a younger spinner in the squadron,” a developmental source told this agency on Wednesday.
After finishing second in 2014, KXIP has not reached the IPL play-offs. The franchise has underperformed since the inaugural IPL season in 2008 and, along with DC, are the two franchises, which have not yet won the IPL title.
Last week, Delhi Capitals adviser Sourav Ganguly said the team would be happy to have the services of Ashwin, 32, who is no longer a certainty in the Indian test playing XI, as they lost their place on target permanently. ball format
The franchise will only think of the new skipper once the head coach appointed.
Former New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson was in charge of KXIP in 2019, join Royal Challengers Bangalore as a director of Cricket Operations after being unelected to India’s head coach job.