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Kings XI Punjab set to release R. Ashwin, spinner to join Delhi Capitals

Hindu – R Ashwin is all set to join Delhi Capitals for the next edition of the IPL after Kings XI Punjab decided to release their skipper of the last two seasons.

Summary

  • R Ashwin is all set to join Delhi Capitals for the next edition of the IPL after Kings XI Punjab decided to release their skipper of the last two seasons.
  • KXIP releasing Ashwin was on expected lines after the franchise finished seventh in 2018 and sixth in 2019 under his leadership.
  • Delhi Capitals showed interest in him and KXIP, after thinking it through, felt they needed a younger spinner in the squad,” a source close to the development told PTI.
  • The franchise has under-performed since the IPL’s inaugural season in 2008 and along with Delhi are the two franchises who have not won the title.
  • Last week, Delhi Capitals advisor Sourav Ganguly had said the team would be happy to have the services of 32-year-old Ashwin, who is no more a certainty in the Indian Test playing XI, having all but permanently lost his slot in the white-ball format.


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