Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje has tested positive for COVID-19. Wishing him a speedy recovery!
- Anrich Nortje missed Delhi Capitals’ opening game against CSK.
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South Africa’s Delhi Capital fast bowler Anrich Norte has tested positive for COVID-19. Nortje missed the franchise’s opening game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which he won by seven wickets. Narje, along with fellow countryman Kagiso Rabada, arrived in Mumbai on April 6 after skipping the ODI series against Pakistan. But the pair missed the Delhi Capital’s opening match against CSK on 10 April as they were still in mandatory quarantine for seven days. The Delhi Capitals did not feel their absence as they registered a comprehensive seven-wicket win over the three-time champions in their opening match.
Before leaving for India for the IPL, Nortje was on fire in the ODI series against Pakistan. In the two matches he played, he took a total of seven wickets. In the first ODI at Centurion, Nortje returned with figures of 4/51, while adding three more wickets to his tally in the next match, scoring 63 runs in a high scoring bout at Johannesburg.
The South African fast bowler came in as a replacement for Chris Woakes, who was ruled out of the tournament to keep himself fit for the international summer. Natje, who was with the Kolkata Knight Riders last season but did not play matches, impressed everyone with his raw pace and bounce and formed a deadly partnership with fellow country Kagiso Rabada.
Nortje was one of the protesters standing for the Delhi-based franchise last year, taking 22 wickets in 16 matches. He also broke the record for fastest delivery in the history of IPL, playing at a speed of 156.22 km / h during a league match against Rajasthan Royals in the previous edition.