IPL: Ravichandran Ashwin all set to team up with Delhi Capitals
There were a lot of speculations about Ravichandran Ashwin’s future at Kings XI Punjab. Earlier, the reports said that he would stay at the same franchise. But, in the latest development, there seemed to be a new twist in the tale. The senior off-spinner is finally parting ways with Kings XI Punjab to join Delhi Capitals for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League in 2020.
Out-of-favour who is currently out of the Indian limited-overs set-up is making use of the chance in Test cricket and domestic cricket. Ashwin, who led KXIP for two seasons hasn’t found much success with the team, accumulating only poor results with nothing much to show for. It is perhaps Ravi Ashwin has decided that things are not panning out for him in KXIP and that he had to make a right move before it’s too late.
He was supposed to join Delhi Capitals earlier itself but once Anil Kumble was appointed, it was learnt that Kings XI Punjab weren’t ready to release their senior off-spinner. “Yes, Ashwin is joining Delhi Capitals. The deal had earlier fallen through as KXIP didn’t get the two DC players that they wanted in a trade-off with Ashwin.
Now they are getting those two players and it’s 99 per cent done,” a top BCCI official, privy to IPL trade-offs, told news agency PTI on conditions of anonymity. Needless to say, there hasn’t been any confirmation as to which 2 players Delhi will be trading.
It is indeed going to be a new journey for Ravi Ashwin. In the past, he has played for Chennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiant (now defunct franchise), Kings XI Punjab.