Rising Pune Supergiants Franchise on thrusday acquired the service of Delhi Daredevils' batsmen Saurabh Tiwary and allrounder Albie Morkel for the 2016 Indian Premier League.
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Rising Pune Supergiants CEO, Raghu Iyer said in a statement on Thursday: "We are pleased to have Saurabh Tiwary and Albie Morkel for the upcoming season. They both are proven performers in the Indian Premier League and will strengthen our team."
The IPL chairman, Rajeev Shukla, said: "The Rising Pune Supergiants have added more firepower to their batting line up by acquiring the services of allrounder Albie Morkel and specialist batsman Saurabh Tiwary. Both players who represented the Delhi Daredevils in the previous edition, will now play for the Pune franchise."
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"The Rising Pune Supergiants had a brilliant IPL Player Auction. Adding some big names like Kevin Pietersen and Mitchell Marsh to the squad after having signed Indian ODI and T20I captain MS Dhoni, R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane in the IPL Player Draft earlier this year," he added.
Delhi Daredevils CEO, Hemant Dua said: "Both Saurabh and Albie have served the Daredevils very well and we would like to thank and wish them the very best for the coming season."
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Tiwary, who has played for Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers in previous seasons, was bought by Daredevils in the IPL 2014 auction for Rs 70 lakhs. He was sidelined from IPL 2014 due to a shoulder injury and played seven matches in IPL 2015, scoring 109 runs. The Jharkhand batsman's best season in the IPL came in 2010, when he scored 419 runs in 16 matches, including three fifties, for Mumbai Indians, who were finalists in that season. He had middling seasons with the bat for Royal Challengers after he was purchased for $1.6 million in the 2011 auction, scoring 487 runs in 40 matches in three seasons between 2011 and 2013. Tiwary played the last of his three ODIs for India in December 2010.