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Ross Taylor moves to Delhi Daredevils from Rajasthan Royals

March 1, 2012 - Mumbai

New Zealand captain Ross Taylor will move from Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Daredevils in the coming season of the DLF Indian Premier League.

GMR Sports Head (Cricket) and Delhi Daredevils Team Mentor TA Sekar said he was delighted with the latest acquisition.

"We all know what a quality player Ross is, and we are happy that he will be with us this season. We are confident that we have a very competitive side and can have a good run in the coming edition of the Indian Premier League," Sekar said.

He said the team's think-tank had worked hard to get together a strong batting line-up this season.

"Besides players like our captain Virender Sehwag and David Warner, we have added muscle to our batting by inducting Mahela Jayawardene, Kevin Pietersen and now Ross Taylor into our fold. Our fans can look forward to some explosive knocks," he said.

"Ross Taylor was a pivotal member of the Rajasthan Royals in last year's IPL. We wish him all the best," Raghu Iyer, CEO, Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd, commented.

Taylor represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first three seasons of the IPL, before being acquired by Rajasthan Royals in the 2011 player auction.

The Royals bought Taylor for US$1 million in the 2011 player auction and he played just the one season for them, avergaing 36.20 with a strike rate of 119.07 and a top score of 47 not out across 11 innings.


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