IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals’ Colin Ingram flies back to South Africa
In this IPL, Ingram has scored 138 runs from seven matches at an average of 23.
Updated - Apr 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Delhi Capitals’ South African import Colin Ingram received the best news possible for a married man, he recently became a father and had to miss DC’s match against SRH on Sunday. Ingram has been in news at the moment ever since his match-winning six against Kolkata Knight Riders left Shikhar Dhawan stranded on 97, three runs short of his maiden T20 and IPL hundred.
Ingram was picked by the Delhi-based franchise during the IPL 2019 auction for INR 6.40 crores, which marked his return to the IPL folds after many years. Ingram had gone Kolpak in 2014, signing a three-year deal with Glamorgan and ending his South Africa career. Ingram had scored a century on ODI debut, when he scored 124 against Zimbabwe, becoming the sixth batsman to perform this feat on debut and the first South African ever to achieve this honour.
Ingram leaves for South Africa following the birth of his baby
Colin Ingram has been used as a finisher by DC in IPL so far and in 7 matches, he has scored 137 runs at a strike rate of 131.42 and average of 23 and the best score of 47. Ingram has been very active in the T20 franchise leagues playing for the likes of Adelaide Strikers in BBL, Karachi Kings in PSL, and Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL.
Delhi Capitals’ captain Shreyas Iyer during the toss against SRH revealed that Colin Munro has been roped in to replace Ingram in the team and that he had flown back to South Africa to see his baby. Ingram has said in the past that he is open for a return to South African cricket internationally and hopes that he gets a chance to finish his career with South Africa.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 14, 2019
In 31 ODI matches for South Africa, Ingram scored 843 runs with 3 centuries and 3 half-centuries and scored 210 runs in 9 T20I matches. He last played an ODI for South Africa, against Pakistan in 2013 and since then has been seen in English County cricket and another league all over the world.