JSW and GMR co-owned Delhi Capitals have announced the signing of 27-year-old Australian bowling all-rounder Daniel Sams as a replacement for Englishman Jason Roy, who will not be a part of the upcoming season of the Dream11 Indian Premier League due to personal reasons.
Sams, whose impressive performances in the Big Bash League for the Sydney Thunders earlier this year have seen him earn a national call-up. He is a part of Australia’s limited-overs squad for the tour of England next month.
On joining Delhi Capitals, the left-arm fast-medium bowler said, “The IPL is a huge platform for any cricketer, and back home, we all follow the tournament extremely closely every year.
“I feel fortunate to be a part of it this year, and I’m thankful to the Delhi Capitals management for giving me this opportunity. I can’t wait to join the rest of the players in the UAE.”
Sams will be joining fellow Australians Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey at the Delhi Capitals.
Delhi Capitals had roped in Jason Roy for ₹ 1.5 crores. Roy, who is forced out of the limited-overs series against Pakistan due to a side strain, had also decided to opt-out of the IPL 2020.