Cricket: Ravichandran Ashwin Joins Delhi Capitals
Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: Veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday joined Delhi Capitals and the club announced that it has released left-arm spinner Jagadeesha Suchith to Kings XI Punjab as a part of a successful trade ahead of the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL )
“Ashwin adds a lot of value to any team that he’s a part of, and I’m sure it’s going to be no different when he joins Delhi Capitals,” said Delhi Capitals Head Coach Ricky Ponting on Ashwin joining his team.
“It is no secret that the pitch on our home ground is on the slower side, and is known to assist spinners. I believe, Ashwin, with his clever bowling, will have a tremendous impact when he bowls on it.”
R Ashwin has played 68 Tests and 111 ODIs for India, in which he has taken 357 and 150 wickets respectively. In the IPL, he has represented Chennai Super Kings, with whom he won titles (in 2010 and 2011), Rising Pune Supergiants, and Kings XI Punjab, whom he captained as well.“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Ravichandran Ashwin to the Delhi Capitals family.” said said Delhi Capitals co-owner Parth Jindal
“Ashwin is one of the best and most experienced spinners around, with a tremendous record in India and IPL colours. There’s no doubt in my mind that Ashwin’s presence will benefit our team tremendously, as we eye the big prize – the IPL title.”Jindal said
“I’d like to wish Suchith all the very best, and I’m sure he will excel in his new team,” he added