Indian Premier League: Trent Boult traded to Mumbai Indians by Delhi Capitals

Sport360 staff 14:24 14/11/2019
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Pacers Trent Boult and Ankit Rajpoot have been traded by their respective IPL teams ahead of the 2020 edition.

Delhi Capitals traded the New Zealand fast bowler Boult to Mumbai Indians while Rajasthan Royals signed 25-year-old Rajpoot from Kings XI Punjab.

Rajpoot is the only uncapped player to bag a five-wicket haul in the IPL. He has so far played 23 matches and picked 22 wickets at an average of 27.95.

Boult, who has played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals in his five-year IPL career, has 38 wickets from 33 games at 29.47. He has been bought by the defending champions as a cover for the injured Australian fast bowler Jason Behrendorff. Mumbai have also signed new ball bowler Dhawal Kulkarni from Rajasthan Royals with opener Evin Lewis going the other way.

Rajpoot is the second player to be traded by the Punjab franchise after their former captain Ravichandran Ashwin made his move to Delhi Capitals earlier this month.

KXIP have brought in all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham and left-arm spinner Jagadeesha Suchith from Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals respectively. Meanwhile, India Test stalwart Ajinkya Rahane is expected to complete his switch from Rajasthan Royal to Delhi Capitals soon as well.

November 14 is the last day for the IPL franchises to finalise their teams and submit their list of released and retained players to the governing council.

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