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Liam Plunkett replaces Kagiso Rabada in Delhi Daredevils squad for IPL 2018

England fast bowler Liam Plunkett has been roped in by Delhi Daredevils (DD) as a replacement for the injured South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL), a statement said.

cricket Updated: Apr 07, 2018 19:06 IST
AFP, New Delhi
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England fast bowler Liam Plunkett will replace the injured Kagiso Rabada in the Delhi Daredevils (DD) squad for the 2018 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).(Reuters )

Indian Premier League (IPL) side Delhi Daredevils on Saturday signed England fast bowler Liam Plunkett to take the place of injured South African paceman Kagiso Rabada. (IPL 2018 FULL COVERAGE)

This will be the “first stint” in the IPL for the 33-year-old Plunkett, the Daredevils said in announcing the signing.

Rabada had signed a $650,000 deal with the Daredevils, who open their IPL campaign on Sunday against Kings XI Punjab. But he has been ruled out of cricket for up to three months with a back stress fracture.

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Yorkshire bowler Plunkett was picked from a pool of available replacements. He has played in 13 Tests, 65 one-day internationals and 15 T20 internationals for England.

The eight-team, seven-week IPL starts on Saturday when defending champions the Mumbai Indians take on Chennai Super Kings.

First Published: Apr 07, 2018 16:52 IST