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Delhi Daredevils trade Ross Taylor for Pune's Ashish Nehra

Delhi Daredevils have traded Ross Taylor to Pune Warriors India for Ashish Nehra, the BCCI has said in a statement.

Delhi had acquired Taylor, the former New Zealand captain, from Rajasthan Royals in last season's trading window. “We are elated to have a batsman like Ross Taylor in our ranks. He will add muscle, panache and of course, experience, to our middle order in the forthcoming season,” Sushanto Roy, Managing Director, Sahara Adventure Sports Ltd, said in the statement.

Ross Taylor. AP

Ross Taylor. AP

Pune will be Taylor’s fourth IPL team – he was a fan favourite for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first three IPL seasons before he moved on to Rajasthan in 2011.

Ashish Nehra, the former India fast bowler, was part of the Delhi squad in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. In 2009, he took 19 wickets from 13 matches. He was bought by Pune India in the 2011 Player Auction, but missed the 2011 season due to injury but played in the 2012 tournament.

“Ashish Nehra will constitute an integral part of our bowling attack in the 2013 season. We were the best team at the league stage in 2012, and with a player like him around, we are confident that we will go the distance,” T.A Sekar, Head (Cricket), GMR Sports, said.

The only other player to be transferred this year was T. Suman, who moved from Mumbai Indians to Pune.

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