Delhi Capitals (DC), on Friday, announced that they have released six Indian and three overseas players, ahead of the 2020 IPL auction in December this year.
Under the leadership of young Shreyas Iyer, the Capitals did well in IPL 2019 and finished third in the league stage.
The players who have been traded by DC to other teams include Jagadeesha Suchith, Trent Boult, Rahul Tewatia, Mayank Markande and Sherfane Rutherford. While Boult and Rutherford moved to the defending champions Mumbai Indians, Suchith went to Kings XI Punjab.
Promising leg-spinners Rahul Tewatia and Mayank Markande both will play for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020.
“At Delhi Capitals, we have always believed that the core of the team has to include Indian players. The last few years we have had a lot of youngsters who have added a lot of exuberance, and last year we were successful in bringing in some experienced players like Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma. This year also we have added two highly experienced and seasoned performers in R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane. Both are match winners, and have years of experience at this level. We do believe that we have retained players who make our side a very formidable one going into the next season, and we will only get stronger and better from hereon,” said Delhi Capitals CEO Dhiraj Malhotra in a press release.
DC’s released list:
Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Manjot Kalra, Bandaru Ayyappa, Nathu Singh, Jalaj Saxena, Ankush Bains.
Here’s the retained class of DC:
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