Pune Supergiants acquire pacer Shardul Thakur for IPL 2017
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG) on Monday roped in Mumbai medium pacer Shardul Thakur for the forthcoming 10th edition of the cash-rich cricket league.
Thakur, who used to ply his trade for the Kings XI Punjab in the previous editions of the IPL, emerged the second trade for the Pune franchise after securing Delhi Darevdevils’ batsman Mayank Agarwal earlier.
“Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG) have acquired the services of Kings XI Punjab’s pacer Shardul Thakur for Indian Premier League 2017,” a statement from the team read.
“The fast bowler was bought by KXIP in the 2014 IPL Player Auction. This is the second trade done by RPSG after having secured Delhi Darevdevils’ batsman Mayank Agarwal,” it added.
RPSG squad: Steve Smith (Captain), Adam Zampa, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Sharma, Ankush Bains, Ashoke Dinda, Baba Aparajith, Ben Stokes, Daniel Christian, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Lockie Ferguson, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Milind Tandon, Mitchell Marsh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rahul Ajay Tripathi, Rahul Chahar, Rajat Bhatia, Ravichandran Ashwin, Saurabh Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Usman Khawaja.