England all-rounder Woakes pulls out of IPL

Delhi Capitals all-rounder Chris Woakes on Monday joined the exodus of England players pulling out of the upcoming second leg of IPL 2021 in UAE.

“JSW-GMR co-owned Delhi Capitals today announced that English all-rounder Chris Woakes, who picked up 5 wickets in 3 matches in the first half of the VIVO IPL 2021, has pulled out of the tournament due to personal reasons,” Delhi Capitals said in a media release.

Delhi Capitals have announced Australian fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis as Woakes’ replacement for the remainder of the IPL 2021 season.

Dwarshuis has scalped 100 wickets in 82 T20 matches at an average of 23.73. The 27-year-old, who plays for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League, is the sixth-highest wicket-taker in the history of the tournament with 85 wickets in 69 matches.

Dwarshuis will be joining the Delhi Capitals team bio-bubble in the UAE soon.

Delhi Capitals will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 22, in their first match of the UAE leg of IPL.

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