Shardul Thakur joins Rising Pune Supergiant
Mumbai and Kings XI Punjab seamer Shardul Thakur has been acquired by the Rising Pune Supergiant for the tenth season of the IPL, which starts on April 5. This is Supergiant's second trade of the season, having signed opener Mayank Agarwal from Delhi Daredevils ahead of the auction in January.
Thakur's addition bolsters Supergiant's Indian seam bowling group, which includes Ashok Dinda, Deepak Chahar, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Rajat Bhatia and Rahul Tripathi.
Thakur was bought by Kings XI in 2014 for INR 20 lakhs. He played a solitary match for them in 2015, conceding 38 runs for a wicket in three overs against Delhi Daredevils in May 2015. In all, Thakur has played 18 T20s for 21 wickets at an economy rate of 7.81.
Supergiant will begin their campaign against Mumbai Indians in Pune on April 6.
Rising Pune Supergiant squad: Adam Zampa, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Sharma, Ankush Bains, Ashok Dinda, B 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, MS Dhoni, Rahul Tripathi, Rahul Chahar, Rajat Bhatia, R Ashwin, Saurabh Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Steven Smith (capt.), Usman Khawaja.