HYDERABAD: Junior Dala, the South African fast bowler has been named as replacement for all-rounder Chris Morris in Delhi Daredevils’ (DD) squad. Dala remained unsold in IPL 2018 auctions. The fast bowler’s base price was Rs 20 lakh whereas Morris was retained in IPL 2018 retentions for Rs 7 crore.
Morris played just four games in the tournament for DD. He took two wickets and scored just 46 runs in four innings. Dala made his international debut for South Africa in 2018 against India. The fast bowlers impressed straightaway taking 7 wickets in the three-T20I series. He proved to be a wicket-taker for South Africa in the T20I series despite leaking runs at an economy rate of more than 9 runs per over.
DD have not lived up to the expectations from them after IPL 2018 auctions. They looked like the most balanced team of the tournament but are currently at the bottom of the table with five losses out of 6 matches.
Junior Dala will be joining the #DDSquad as a replacement for the injured Chris Morris.
— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 27, 2018