New Zealand captain Ross Taylor will move from Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Daredevils in the coming season of the DLF Indian Premier League.
GMR Sports Head (Cricket) and Delhi Daredevils Team Mentor TA Sekar said he was delighted with the latest acquistion.
“We all know what a quality player Ross is and we are happy that he will be with us this season,” Sekar said.
“We are confident that we have a very competitive side and can have a good run in the coming edition of the Indian Premier League.”
“Besides players like our captain Virender Sehwag and David Warner, we have added muscle to our batting by inducting Mahela Jayawardene, Kevin Pietersen and now Ross Taylor into our fold.”
Raghu Iyer, CEO, Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd, which owns Rajasthan Royals, wish Taylor the very best in his stint with the Delhi Daredevils.
“Ross Taylor was a pivotal member of the Rajasthan Royals in last year’s IPL. We wish him all the best,” he said.
Taylor represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first three seasons of the IPL, before being acquired by Rajasthan Royals in the 2011 Player Auction.
IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla said 10 players were traded in the two trading windows, with four trades occurring post the February 4 IPL Player Auction.
“The trading window has now closed. The next milestone is March 5, 2012, by which time the teams must finalise their squads.” he said.
Summary of the player-transfers during the IPL 2012 trading window:
- Dinesh Karthik from KXIP to MI
- R Satish from MI to KXIP
- Harmeet Singh from DC to KXIP
- Kevin Pietersen from DC to DD
- Andrew McDonald from DD to RCB
- Pragyan Ojha from DC to MI
- James Hopes and Ashok Dinda from DD to PWI
- Shreevats Goswami from KKR to RR
- Ross Taylor from RR to DD