Harry Brook Opts Out, Due to Personal Reasons
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Updated: 13 March 2024

IPL 2024: Major Setback For Delhi Capitals Harry Brook Opts Out, Due to Personal Reasons. The Delhi Capitals’ IPL 2024 campaign has hit a setback as English cricketer Harry Brook has withdrawn from the tournament due to personal reasons. Brook’s absence is a blow to the team, especially since he also missed the recent Test series between India and England. With just nine days left until the tournament begins, DC is now in search of a replacement for Brook. Notably, Brook is the fourth English player to pull out of the IPL.

Before joining the Delhi Capitals, Brook had a challenging one-year spell with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, managing to score only 190 runs at an average of 21.11 and a strike rate of 123.38. Despite his underwhelming performance in the IPL 2023 season, the Delhi Capitals opted to acquire Brook during the mini-auction. 

According to reports from Code Sports, the Delhi Capitals are contemplating Fraser-McGurk as a possible replacement for Brook. The 21-year-old Australian all-rounder has previously featured for the Delhi Capitals’ affiliated team, Dubai Capitals, in the ILT20, garnering attention from the franchise. 

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If McGurk joins the Delhi Capitals, he will be in the company of seasoned Australian players like David Warner and Mitch Marsh. Additionally, he would have the opportunity to learn under the mentorship of the esteemed coach, Ricky Ponting.

As the Delhi Capitals management aims to finalize their squad swiftly, Fraser-McGurk appears to be a promising option to fill the void left by Harry Brook’s absence. However, with time ticking, the team faces the pressure of making a rapid decision to address this gap before the start of the tournament. The decision to consider Fraser-McGurk as a potential replacement for Brook follows the latter’s disappointing performance in the IPL 2023 season while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Despite being signed for a substantial amount of ₹13.25 crore.