Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Ross Taylor joins Delhi Daredevils

Khelo Front Foot Pe! Ross Taylor
MUMBAI, February 29: 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.”
Sekar said the team’s thinktank had worked hard to get together a strong batting line-up this season. “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,” he said. “Our fans can look forward to some explosive knocks.”

Raghu Iyer, CEO, Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd, which owns Rajasthan Royals, wished Taylor the very best in his stint with the Delhi Daredevils. “Ross was a pivotal member of the Rajasthan Royals last season,” 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


  1. superb pick......
    tat makes the batting department more stronger.......

  2. must congratulate the daredevils managing staff...they've done a gr8 job this season!!! it was so disappointing to see the failure of team management( mr. p.b.vanchi and co.) in putting up a good team last season...but with mr. kiran gandhi and return of t.a. sekar, things are looking it was said earlier, from 40,000 fans on facebook, we've reached 200000 in 4 days!! well done mr. gandhi and mr. sekar and company!!!