Dubai: Delhi Capitals (DC) on Thursday (August 27) announced the signing of 27-year-old Australian bowling all-rounder Daniel Sams as replacement for England opening batsman Jason Roy, who will not be a part of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) due to personal reasons. 

Sams, whose impressive performances in the Big Bash League (BBL) 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.

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On joining DC, 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 DC. The team is coached by Australian legend Ricky Ponting.

IPL 2020 will begin on September 19. The official schedule is yet to be released by the BCCI.