IPL: R Ashwin joins Delhi Capitals in trade

NEW DELHI: Ahead of IPL 2020, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday joined the Delhi Capitals franchise after a successful trade for left-armer Jagadeesha Suchith, who replaced the senior player in Kings XI Punjab.

According to a report in Cricinfo, Delhi Capitals offered KXIP Suchith an additional sum of Rs 1.5 crore as part of the exchange, while Ashwin will get Rs 7.6 crore, his value from the IPL 2018 auction.

Reacting to the development, Delhi Capitals co-owner Parth Jindal said, ”He’s easily 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.

”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,” he added. (AGENCIES)