One of the biggest trade deals leading up to the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction was finalized on Monday between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur has switched from Delhi to Kolkata in view of the coming season of the money-rich league. The former star of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play for the Shreyas Iyer-led side in the 16th season of the world’s richest league – the IPL.
KKR skipper Iyer and Kolkata’s new signing Shardul are part of India’s white ball squad for the upcoming series against hosts New Zealand. Team India will meet New Zealand in a three-match T20I series after a bittersweet campaign at the T20 World Cup 2022. Shardul and Shreyas were on the standby list for the recently concluded edition of the T20 World Cup in Australia.
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As per latest developments, Aman Khan has been traded to Delhi Capitals from Kolkata Knight Riders. Aman made his IPL debut for KKR last season. He was signed by the former IPL champions for INR 20 Lakh at the IPL auction.
Star all-rounder Shardul was signed by Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals for a whopping INR 10.75 crore at the IPL 2022 mega auction. Delhi Capitals defeated CSK and Punjab Kings (PBKS) to sign Shardul in the mega auction. Pacer Shardul took 15 wickets in 14 games for DC in the 2022 IPL. The middle batsman scored 120 runs and achieved a batting percentage of almost 138 in the previous season.
The 31-year-old KKR star represented Rising Pune Supergiant, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals in the money-rich league. Shardul made his IPL debut against Delhi Capitals at Arun Jaitley Stadium in 2015. Shardul has become the third player to join two-time champions KKR ahead of the mini-auction. KKR has also signed Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz from Gujarat Titans (GT) in an all-cash deal for the new season.
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