Kings XI Punjab Trade Ravichandran Ashwin To Delhi Capitals

Ruben Hill
November 9, 2019

Ravichandran Ashwin's future in IPL was a talking point for quite some time now. Now that Ashwin's move to Delhi of India is said to be nearly done, it will be interesting to see how the Capitals use the ace off-spinner.

But, Ness Wadia, the co-owner of the KXIP, said that everyone is happy with the deal. "We [Ashwin and KXIP] have amicably come to a conclusion that we should part ways and now we are trying to get the best fit, best solution for everyone". Co-owner of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Ness Wadia has urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) earlier that the national anthem should be mandatorily played in the 20-over cricket extravaganza, even before former captain Sourav Ganguly took over the reins last month.

Reportedly, besides Suchith, KXIP had also asked for the trade of Trent Boult but the deal didn't materialize. Delhi have also paid Kings XI an additional sum of INR 1.5 crores as part of the exchange. The two clubs will now need to hang tight for the assent of the IPL Governing Council on the deal. Ashwin, who led KXIP for two seasons hadn't found much success with the team, accumulating only poor results with nothing much to show for.

In his two-season spell at KXIP, the premier spinner accounted for 25 wickets.

"He is easily one of the best and most experienced spinners around, with a tremendous record in India and IPL colors".

So far, he has picked up 125 wickets from 139 games at an excellent economy rate of 6.79. In the IPL, he has represented Chennai Tremendous Kings, with whom he gained titles (in 2010 and 2011), Climbing Pune Supergiants, and Kings XI Punjab, whom he captained as properly.

Earlier, speaking to IANS, Anil Kumble, Director of Cricket Operations of Kings XI Punjab, had expressed uncertainty over the future of Ashwin, saying that he had just come on board and it was too early to speak on the permutations and combinations that they were planning for the 2020 edition.

Meanwhile, the IPL transfer window closes next week, on November 14, and more announcements of the trade-offs are likely to be made before that.

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