Monday, December 5, 2022

Shardul Thakur traded to KKR From DC Ahead of IPL-2023


The Delhi Capitals have traded Shardul Thakur to the Kolkata Knight Riders.Aman Khan, an all-rounder for the Knight Riders, has been acquired by the Capitals in turn.In the previous auction, the Capitals purchased Thakur for Rs 10.75 crore, while the Knight Riders purchased Aman for Rs 20 lakh.

The deal is made just a few hours before the release deadline, which is November 15 at 5:00 p.m. IST. Some of the biggest names from last season could be included in the releases. Despite taking 15 wickets, the 31-year-old Indian all-rounder scored 120 runs in 14 games last season and had an economy rate of close to 10 with an average of 31.5, which is not meant for the name of Lord Thakur.

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Thakur is the second player the franchise owned by Shah Rukh Khan has bought for Rs 10 crore. On Sunday, the franchise made another one-way trade with the Gujarat Titans for Lockie Ferguson. The 2022 IPL champions acquired New Zealander Ferguson, the fastest bowler of the previous season, for Rs 10 crore. The addition of Thakur and Ferguson boosts the bowling power of the two-time champions, who finished seventh last season.

On October 26, Cricbuzz talked about the possibility that the Delhi Capitals would let Thakur go.The Delhi franchise gains additional funds as a result of the Thakur deal, allowing it to attend the auction on December 23 with substantial funds.

Kolkata has been the most active franchise ahead of the release date, making two significant trades.The Australia captain Pat Cummins, who is believed to have informed the team that he would not be available due to the Ashes, which begin immediately following the 2023 IPL, has reportedly been released by the franchise.

Although KKR officials have not responded to messages from this website, they may have released Shivam Mavi (Rs 7.25 crore), among other players.In order to concentrate on the longer format of the game, Sam Billings (Rs 2 crore) has already pulled out of the IPL 2023.

There is speculation that some of last year’s biggest acquisitions may be on the “hit list” elsewhere in the league.This could include players like Kane Williamson, who cost SRH 14 crores, Nicholas Pooran, who cost SRH 10.75 crores, Jason Holder, who cost LSG 8.75 crores, Devdutt Padikkal, who cost RR 7.75 crores, and Manish Pandey, who cost LSG 4.6 crores.

Lucknow Super Giants are additionally accepted to examine delivering Marcus Stoinis (Rs 9.2 crore).Ishan Kishan was Mumbai Indians’ most expensive purchase of the year, costing Rs 15.25 crore.

Despite the apparent bad terms of their relationship, the Chennai Super Kings have reiterated that they will not release Ravindra Jadeja.A CSK official stated that they had been informed by the all-powerful skipper MS Dhoni that he would make his decision regarding the players to be released by Tuesday morning. However, the official denied the possibility of Jadeja’s (retained Rs 16 crore) release.

“We may not leave out big names,”statement given by Kasi Viswanathan, CEO Of CSK.

Punjab Kings are considering not playing Mayank Agarwal, their captain and opener in the previous tournament. However, a lot will depend on whether or not England’s Jonny Bairstow, who is currently out with an injury, is available.However, the Punjab team may not include Odean Smith (Rs 6 crore), and the franchise may reconsider Shahrukh Khan (Rs 9 crore).

Meanwhile, a Royal Challengers Bangalore official told Cricbuzz that the team is unlikely to let go of Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell, who recently suffered a serious injury which will rule him out for international format for almost 3 months also.



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