Sports Desk – Before the start of IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals suffered a major setback. Opener batsman Jason Roy has withdrawn his name from the IPL tournament. The right-handed batsman had joined the franchise at his base price of Rs 1.5 crore in IPL 2020 auction. The news comes just a few minutes after Roy was ruled out of the three T20Is against Pakistan due to side strain.
He took this decision due to a muscle strain. The opener suffered an injury during practice this week at Old Trafford and his injury information was revealed on Wednesday’s scan.
Roy is the second player from England and Delhi Capitals to withdraw from IPL 2020. Earlier in April, Chris Woakes withdrew his name due to personal reasons. Recently, he was replaced by South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje in his place.
Uncapped Australian left-arm seamer Daniel Sams, the top wicket-taker in last year’s Big Bash League (BBL), will replace Jason Roy in the Delhi Capitals squad for the upcoming IPL.
The left-arm pacer was a star performer in Big Bash League 2019/20, where he scalped 30 wickets for Sydney Thunder. His heroics in the BBL also saw him make it to the national squad for England tour.