Cricket

England's Plunkett replaces Rabada in IPL

2018-04-07 13:13
Liam Plunkett (Getty)

New Delhi - Indian Premier League (IPL) side Delhi Daredevils on Saturday signed England fast bowler Liam Plunkett to take the place of injured Proteas paceman Kagiso Rabada.

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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.

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.

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