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Pace blitz incoming! Nortje fit and firing for Capitals’ IPL charge

Pace blitz incoming! Nortje fit and firing for Capitals’ IPL charge

The South African speedster is known for his raw pace and wicket-taking ability, and his presence will be key to their success in the upcoming season.

Delhi Capitals fans rejoice! Star South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje is all set to play the entire IPL 2024 season, according to co-owner Parth Jindal. This news comes as a major boost for the Capitals, who were facing some uncertainty about Nortje’s availability due to recent injuries.

Anrich Nortje Back in Action:

Jindal confirmed in an interview with ESPNcricinfo that Anrich Nortje has fully recovered from his back injury and is currently bowling at 80% intensity. He is expected to join the Delhi Capitals camp in Visakhapatnam next week and ramp up his training to 100%.

This means he is on track to be fit for the team’s opening match against Punjab Kings on March 23rd.

A Crucial addition for IPL 2024

Anrich Nortje’s return is a significant boost for the Capitals’ bowling attack. The South African speedster is known for his raw pace and wicket-taking ability, and his presence will be key to their success in the upcoming season.

He was in good form before his injury, picking up 10 wickets in 10 matches for the Capitals in IPL 2023.

Jhye Richardson availability Uncertain:

While Nortje’s return is a positive development, there is some uncertainty surrounding the availability of fellow fast bowler Jhye Richardson. The Australian pacer is recovering from a side strain and is unlikely to be fit for the initial part of the tournament. However, Jindal assured fans that Richardson will definitely be available for some part of the IPL.

Delhi Capitals Bolstered:

With Anrich Nortje back in the mix and Jhye Richardson potentially joining later in the season, the Delhi Capitals’ bowling attack looks strong on paper. This news will undoubtedly lift the spirits of fans and raise their hopes for a successful IPL 2024 campaign.

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