IPL 2024: Who is Lizaad Williams? South African cricketer who joined Delhi Capitals today

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Delhi Capitals have secured the services of South African fast bowler Lizaad Williams as a replacement for Harry Brook, who withdrew from IPL 2024 due to his grandmother’s demise.

Williams, signed by Capitals for his base price of INR 50 lakh, will make his IPL debut with the franchise. His addition aims to strengthen Capitals’ pace department, which includes Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Jhye Richardson, and Mukesh Kumar. Additionally, the team boasts two pace-bowling all-rounders in Mitchell Marsh and Sumit Kumar.

Who is Lizaad Williams?

With 106 wickets from 83 T20 matches at an average of 19.76, Williams brings valuable experience to the team. Having made his South Africa debut in April 2022, he has represented his country in two Tests, four ODIs, and 11 T20Is. Notably, Williams was part of South Africa’s squad for the 2023 ODI World Cup, making an appearance against Bangladesh.

During the SA20, Williams showcased his prowess by claiming 15 wickets for Joburg Super Kings, securing the fourth spot in the tournament’s wicket-takers list.

Williams’ timely arrival fills the gap left by Marsh’s hamstring injury, which has sidelined him for at least a week. Delhi Capitals, currently at the bottom of the points table with four defeats in five matches, will look to leverage Williams’ skills to turn their fortunes around in the remainder of the tournament.

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