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IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiants acquire Shardul Thakur's services from Delhi Darevdevils

New Delhi: Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) have acquired the services of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) pacer Shardul Thakur for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League, to be held across the country from April 5 to May 21. The fast bowler was bought by KXIP in the 2014 IPL players auction for Rs 20 lakh. However, he played just one match for them in May 2015, giving away 38 runs for a wicket in three overs against Delhi Daredevils.

This is the second trade done by RPS after having secured Delhi Darevdevils' batsman Mayank Agarwal.

File photo of Shardul Thakur. BCCI

File photo of Shardul Thakur. BCCI

The franchise was one of the most prominent teams in the IPL auction in February, breaking the bank for England all-rounder Ben Stokes by splurging Rs 14.5 crore on him. They also bought Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Dan Christian, Milind Tandon, R Tripathi, Manoj Tiwary, Lockie Ferguson in the auction.

Just one day before the auctions, RPS had removed Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain of the franchise, replacing him with Australian Steve Smith.

RPS squad: Adam Zampa, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Sharma, Ankush Bains, Ashoke Dinda, B Aparajith, Ben Stokes, Daniel
Christian, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Lockie Ferguson, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Milind Tandon, Mitchell Marsh, MS Dhoni, Rahul Ajay Tripathi, Rahul Chahar, Rajat Bhatia, R Ashwin, Saurabh Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja.

With inputs from PTI

Published Date: Mar 06, 2017 13:38 PM | Updated Date: Mar 06, 2017 13:40 PM

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