Former Proteas batsman Colin Ingram was purchased by Delhi at Tuesday’s Indian Premier League auction.
Ingram was a member of the Pakhtoons’ squad in the recent T10 League in Sharjah – and has won Caribbean Premier League and Big Bash League titles with the Trinbago Knight Riders and Adelaide Strikers respectively.
The Sunrisers also bid for Ingram, but his former franchise ultimately re-signed the hard-hitting left-hander.
The 33-year-old Ingram played 31 ODIs and nine T20Is before signing a Kolpak contract, which disallows him from representing the Proteas.
Colin Ingram has a strike rate of 211.8 at the death in T20s since 2016. Of the players to have faced at least 150 balls in the timeline, only AB de Villiers has a better strike rate. Dhawan, Shaw, Iyer, Pant, & Ingram – the Delhi Capitals have an exciting lineup #IPLAuction
— The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) December 18, 2018
The Delhi Daredevils were recently renamed the Delhi Capitals. The franchise has participated in all 11 editions of the IPL since its inception in 2008, but have never won a title. They finished last in the 2018 tournament – and also in three previous years.
They have recruited several South African players in the past, including fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, all-rounder Chris Morris, wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, batsman AB de Villiers, seamer Junior Dala and others.
Former Proteas batsman Gary Kirsten was Delhi’s head coach in 2014 and 2015.
They released a string of players earlier this year, including Australian duo Dan Christian and Glenn Maxwell, Indian pair Gautam Gambhir and Mohammed Shami, and Englishmen Jason Roy and Liam Plunkett.
Former Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Shikhar Dhawan has joined Delhi for next year’s competition.
‘I can’t wait to get started. This team has a promising core and loves the game as much as every cricketing fanatic does,’ said Delhi assistant coach Mohammad Kaif.