Delhi Capitals on Thursday announced the signing of Australian bowling all-rounder Daniel Sams as the replacement for Englishman Jason Roy, who will not be a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 due to personal reasons. (More Cricket News)
Sams, 27, recently earned a national call-up after impressive performances in the Big Bash League for the Sydney Thunders earlier this year.
Sams will be joining fellow Australians Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey at the Delhi Capitals camp.
On joining Delhi Capitals, the left-arm fast-medium bowler said, “The IPL is a huge platform for any cricketer, and back home, we all follow the tournament extremely closely every year. I feel fortunate to be a part of it this year, and I’m thankful to the Delhi Capitals management for giving me this opportunity. I can’t wait to join the rest of the players in the UAE.”
Earlier in the day, 30-year-old Roy was ruled out of England's three-match T20I series against Pakistan due to a left side strain. The opener was hurt during practice at Old Trafford on Tuesday, and a scan on Wednesday revealed the injury.
But he will remain with the England squad and will and look to recover in time for the white-ball series against Australia in Southampton starting September 4 with the first of three T20s.
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