R Ashwin set to join new IPL team
September 3, 2019
Days after came news that cricketer R Ashwin had parted ways with Kings XI Punjab comes news that the off spinner is likely to join Delhi Capitals. The Delhi Capitals is close to signing a deal with Ashwin as they want to strengthen their spin bowling options.
Other than Amit Mishra, the Capitals do not have any experience in the spin bowling department and this is where Ashwin could come in useful.
Speaking to the media, a source in the Delhi Capitals team said, "The deal with Ashwin should be through. The Capitals are very close to signing him. There are a few formalities that need to be taken care of".
Ashwin joined the Kings XI Punjab team in 2018 and was made captain of the side. But the team failed to make it to the playoffs under his watch and this could be the reason why the franchise decided to snap ties with the experienced player.
"We would be more than happy to have Ashwin if KXIP is ready to release him," said Saurav Ganguly, who was in the national capital.
Ashwin has an impressive IPL career. In 139 matches, he has picked up 125 wickets at an average of 26.48.