Shardul Thakur joins Kolkata Knight Riders from Delhi Capitals . Delhi Capitals acquired him during the IPL Mega Auction earlier this year .
New Delhi, India, November 14: According to ESPNCricinfo, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have acquired Shardul Thakur from Delhi Capitals (DC) for the forthcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL.On Monday, the trade was finalized, and it was an all-cash transaction.Shardul is a member of India's ODI squad in New Zealand, which starts on November 18.He was acquired by Delhi Capitals during the IPL Mega Auction earlier this year for INR 10.75 crore ($1.433 million approx.).With 15 wickets in 14 games and an economy rate of 9.79, the pacer finished the 2022 season of the league.Since being a regular in the league back in 2017, he hasn't recorded a bowling total since.He struck 120 runs with the bat, with a strike rate of about 138.During this trading window, KKR has been the most active franchise, which will close on Tuesday, the day when IPL teams are supposed to finalize their list of retained players. As the Indian Premier League declared, Gujarat Titans handed over fast bowler Lockie Ferguson to Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.The New Zealand pacer took 12 wickets in 13 games for the Gujarat Titans, including a 4-wicket haul.DC had entered the IPL 2022 season at fifth position, with 14 points and seven victories in 14 games.On the other hand, KKR had finished seventh in the standings, with 12 points and six victories in 14 games.