Kevin Pietersen joins Delhi Daredevils for IPL-V

The IPL's eventful transfer window continued as Kavin Pietersen confirmed his move from Deccan Chargers to the Delhi Daredevils. The former England captain said he was excited to be part of  a squad which includes Virender Sehwag and David Warner.

"I am looking forward to a wonderful time with the Delhi Daredevils. It will be a great experience to be playing in the same squad as Sehwag," he said.

The 31-year-old batsman was bought by the Deccan Chargers in last year's auction, but could not participate due to a surgery. He has represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2009 and 2010 editions, also skippering the side for six matches.

Pietersen in action for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009. Reuters

GMR Sports' Head (Cricket) TA Sekar said Pietersen's addition would make a big difference to the team. "We are pleased to add Kevin to our line-up. He brings rich experience and an explosive quality to our batting and can be a more than handy off-spinner as well. We are sure that Kevin will help us to be very competitive this season and the Delhi Daredevils fans will enjoy this addition."

“Kevin Pietersen is a quality player, and there is no doubt that he will be one of the players to watch out for, in the coming edition of the IPL. We wish him all the best,” Deccan Chargers CEO Venkat Reddy said.

Rajeev Shukla had earlier predicted that it would be a busy time for teams in this transfer window and said that he was happy to see teams already planning the tournament which starts in April.

“The Delhi Daredevils squad will be bolstered by the entry of Kevin Pietersen. It is great to see the Franchises in the process of strategising for the upcoming tournament. We are in for a cracker of a competition in April-May,” he said.


Published Date: Jan 08, 2012 08:50 pm | Updated Date: Jan 08, 2012 08:50 pm

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