R Ashwin joins Delhi Capitals for IPL 2020, after weeks of speculations. A week ago, rumors had it saying that R Ashwin was joining Delhi Capitals. Also, Sourav Ganguly mentioned that he was excited to have R Ashwin in Delhi Capitals. R Ashwin is an allrounder who can be a crucial member in any team. He was a part for KXIP in the IPL 2019 edition.
It all seemed like a rumor until it was confirmed that R Ashwin is set to join Delhi Capitals for IPL 2020. He was the captain of KXIP for the 2019 season and the team had performed poorly. This was despite of the fact that R Ashwin had performed well as a player with the bowl and the bat.
Being dropped from the Test team, R Ashwin must be keen on proving his mettle as a player. Ashwin is a wicket taking spinner and a batsman who can add quick runs to the total. Having lost his position from the ODI squad as well, he can eye the upcoming T20 World Cup. The selectors will observe the performances in the IPL 2020 season before deciding the squad for the T20 Cricket World Cup 2020.
Delhi Capitals’ management will be delighted to have a player like R Ashwin in their ranks. However, it will be interesting to see whether Ashwin gets to captain the side. Shreyas Iyer is the current captain of Delhi Capitals and he is doing a phenomenal job. Under Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals entered the playoffs after 5 long years. He is a calm and composed captain unlike R Ashwin who is aggressive and a go-getter.
Since R Ashwin joins Delhi Capitals, they possess one of the most diverse spinning sides in the upcoming IPL season. They have spinners like Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Jalaj Saxena, Mayank Markande, J Suchith and Sandeep Lamichhane. It will be interesting to watch the combination of bowlers that Delhi Capitals use in IPL 2020. They also traded Mayank Markande for Rutherford to Mumbai Indians.
Reports suggest that KL Rahul will be leading KXIP. KXIP’s board sacked the management for poor performance in the last IPL season. However, this is not a confirmed report. We hope for a wonderful season for R Ashwin in IPL 2020 and also hope for a potential comeback to the international T20 side. Ashwin has been a match winner for India on many occasions. As far as his age is concerned, he has a many more years of cricket left in him. We wish you all the luck Ashwin!