Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur has been traded to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) from Delhi Capitals (DC) for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023).
Shardul Thakur was bought by Delhi Capitals at the IPL 2022 mega auction for Rs 10.75 crore. In IPL 2022, Thakur played 14 matches in which he took 15 wickets and scored 120 runs at a strike rate of 138.
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The 31-year-old has played 75 matches and taken 82 wickets in them at an economy of 9.06.
Besides Delhi Capitals, Shardul Thakur has represented Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Mumbai Indians (MI) and the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiants.
Also Check: IPL 2023 Trading Window Live Updates
Kolkata Knight Riders have been the most active franchise in IPL 2023 trading window, which closes on Tuesday (November 15).
Shardul Thakur is the third player that KKR have acquired since the trading window opened. Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz had earlier joined the franchise following an all-cash deal with Gujarat Titans (GT).
Ferguson was bought by Gujarat Titans at Rs 10 crore while Gurbaz was added to their squad as a late replacement for England opener Jason Roy. While Ferguson took 12 wickets in 13 matches for the franchise, Gurbaz, a wicketkeeper-batter didn’t play a single game.
IPL 2023 retention window will close on Tuesday (November 15) at 5 pm (IST), the deadline the IPL has set for teams to finalise the list of players they want to retain or release. IPL 2023 Auction is to take place on December 23 in Kochi.