IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils Name Liam Plunkett As Kagiso Rabada's Replacement

Kagiso Rabada will be out of the action because of injury in lower back after recently concluded Test series against Australia at home

Delhi Daredevils (DD) rope in England all-rounder Liam Plunkett to replace an injured Kagiso Rabada for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. This will be the first time Plunkett will be featuring in IPL. He was picked from the Registered Available Player Pool (RAPP) list. The 33-year-old’s base price in the IPL 2018 auction was Rs 2 crore, the same as Rabada’s.

Plunkett is known for variations, especially in the death overs. He can bat down the order as well hitting a few out of the park. While fans were expecting players like Moises Henriques, Andile Phehlukwayo, David Willey and others to replace Rabada, they replaced him with the English player.

Rabada posted a message as well after missing out on IPL 2018 –

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Plunkett has featured in 13 Tests, 65 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 15 T20 Internationals for England so far. Delhi Daredevils will start their IPL campaign against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Mohali on April 8.

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DD squad:

Gautam Gambhir (c), Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami,  Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Daniel Christian, Jason Roy, Naman Ojha, Prithvi Shaw, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Avesh Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Jayant Yadav, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sayan Ghosh