Despite Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) co-owner Ness Wadia refuting rumors of R Ashwin’s move to Delhi Capitals (DC), it seems these were no rumors at all.
As per IANS reports, DC have completed the formalities of Ashwin moving to their franchise and will shortly announce the move. “Yes, it is done and we will announce soon,” the official said.
Even KXIP’s new director of cricket and head coach Anil Kumble had also said that there is no decision made on Ashwin and he will most probably be retained.
“No decision has been taken yet. I have just come on board, in the last one week. We will know in the due course the decisions we are going to make. I haven’t got down to the details of the squad. The players we are going to retain, the players we are going to trade, none of those areas have been looked into,” former India head coach Kumble had said.
This also means that KL Rahul might be given captaincy for IPL 2020.
“Yes, that is very much a possibility because Rahul is not only one of the senior players, but also understands the working of the team and the strengths and weaknesses of those in the team,” said a source in the know of developments in the KXIP camp.