RCB rope in Jadhav for IPL 2016

Bengaluru, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore have roped in Delhi Dardevils’ batsman Kedar Jadhav for 2016.

The first trading window for IPL 2016, which was open from December 15 to 31, witnessed the first trade of the season.

“RCB, who boast of a star-studded batting line-up with the likes of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers, have added more fire-power to their batting by acquiring Kedar Jadhav. All eyes will now be on the auction, where more outstanding cricketers will be up for grabs,” IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said.

RCB owner Vijay Mallya welcomed the Maharashtra batsman.

“RCB are very pleased to have acquired Kedar Jadhav who, we believe, has the potential to change the course of a T20 game with his finishing talent with the bat. Kedar will add tremendous value to our middle-order and will complement our existing line-up,” Mallya said.

In 72 Twenty20 games, Jadhav has scored 1,055 runs at an average of 21.97.

The IPL will be played from April 9 to May 29 in 2016.

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