Yet another shock signing makes its ways in the Indian Premier League 2019. And, once again it is from the dugout of Delhi Capitals. On Thursday, they announced a surprise signing of Sourav Ganguly to the team as ”Advisor”. Now, he would join the likes of Ricky Ponting, Mohammed Kaif in the side for the upcoming edition.
Delhi Capitals made quite a few changes to the latest edition of the tournament. They made wholesome changes with a new set of players and the support staff. The latest signing of Sourav Ganguly will come as a great boost for the team, as he can offer a lot to the team.
Announcing the news on the official Twitter panel, Delhi Capitals wrote ‘Tigers, say hello to our Royal Bengal Tiger! We’re delighted to welcome
@SGanguly99 to Delhi Capitals, in the role of an Advisor.”
BREAKING: Tigers, say hello to our Royal Bengal Tiger!
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 14, 2019
Delhi Capitals are determined to put on a better show in IPL 2019:
It seems like they want to make things fall in place at any cost in IPL 2019. They have made some world-class signings and completely changed the names on the paper. They brought the best coaches to the unit and also bought a few players after proper analysis.
Now, the team will be head coached by Ricky Ponting with Sourav Ganguly being the advisor. Mohammed Kaif will look after the fielding section. Recently, they also traded their players to get the services of Shikhar Dhawan and also left Gautam Gambhir, who called curtains on his career.
Meanwhile, they also announced that Shreyas Iyer will be leading the side as a full-time captain, who did exceptionally well in the last season after taking the mantle from Gambhir in the middle of the season.
Here is Delhi Capitals’ complete squad for IPL 2019:
Players Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult
Traded: Shikhar Dhawan from Sunrisers Hyderabad for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem
Hanuma Vihari – Rs 2 crore
Axar Patel – Rs 5 crore
Ishant Sharma – Rs 1.10 crore
Ankush Bains – Rs 20 lakh
Nathu Singh – Rs 20 lakh
Colin Ingram – Rs 6.40 crore
Sherfane Rutherford – Rs 2 crore
Keemo Paul – Rs 50 lakh
Jalaj Saxena – Rs 20 lakh
Bandaru Ayyapa – Rs 20 Lakh