Sandeep Warrier Joins KKR; Ganguly Becomes Delhi Captals’ Advisor

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Highlights

  • Sandeep Warrier who went unsold in the auctions has been signed by Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League 2019.
  • Shivam Mavi who was a part of India's Under 19 winning team in 2018 is also out of the IPL.
  • Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly have joined the Ricky Ponting, Mohammad Kaif, James Hopes and Pravin Amre in the Delhi Capital's advisor.

27-year-old, right arm fast bowler, Sandeep Warrier who went unsold in the auctions has been signed by Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League 2019. The Keralite is picked up as a replacement to another young Indian fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti who has suffered a back injury.

Warrier recently had a good season at Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

 

Warrier was earlier in the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp for three seasons, 2013 – 2015 but never got to play a single game. He showed his worth this year in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Playing for Kerala, he picked up eight wickets in six games including a hattrick, at an impressive economy rate of 5.81.

Nagarkoti had also missed the last season due to the foot injury. Kolkata Knight Riders have suffered another blow.

 

20-year-old all-rounder Shivam Mavi who was a part of India’s Under 19 winning team in 2018 is also out of the IPL. He has suffered a back stress fracture.

Kolkata will play their first match against Sun Risers Hyderabad on March 24.

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Sourav Ganguly becomes Delhi Capitals’ advisor

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly have joined the Ricky Ponting, Mohammad Kaif, James Hopes and Pravin Amre in the Delhi Capital’s think tank.

The Indian batting legend has been appointed their advisor along with Ponting the head coach, Kaif the assistant coach, Hopes the bowling coach and Amre the talent scout.

Saurav Ganguly IPL 2019
In his new role, Sourav Ganguly will work closely with the team’s head coach Ricky Ponting. Image Source: Sportstar

“I am very pleased to come on board with the Delhi Capitals,” Ganguly said, on his association. “Having known the Jindals and the JSW Group for years, I am now excited to be a part of their latest sports venture. I am really looking forward to working with the players and the support staff,” the former India captain said about his appointment.

Parth Jindal, chairman of Delhi Capitals. commented, “Sourav is one of the most astute minds in world cricket. A lot of what we see in Indian cricket today was born because of Sourav. His aggression, positivity and never-say-die attitude are traits we want the Delhi Capitals team to imbibe.”

“It is truly an honour that Sourav has chosen Delhi as his IPL team. I have no doubt that our team will benefit immensely from his experience, guidance and advice. Sourav has been like family to me and I am deeply humbled to have him as an Advisor,” concluded Parth.

Delhi will be led by young and dynamic Shreyas Iyer. Their first game is against Mumbai Indians on March 24.

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Gaurav Kadam is a young sportswriter and journalist who is a huge cricket enthusiast. He is a bibliophile and a movie and American TV series buff, who is completely addicted to Netflix. Gaurav is liberal in thoughts and agnostic in deeds.

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