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IPL 9: Saurabh Tiwary, Albie Morkel join Rising Pune Supergiants

New Delhi: Left-handed batsman Saurabh Tiwary and all-rounder Albie Morkel, who played for Delhi Daredevils in the last season, have been acquired by Rising Pune Supergiants for the 9th Indian Premier League to be held from April 9 to May 29.

Saurabh Tiwary
Saurabh Tiwary

IPL Chairman, Rajeev Shukla said: "The Rising Pune Supergiants have added more firepower to their batting line up by acquiring the services of all-rounder 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.

Albie Morkel
Albie Morkel

"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."

Rising Pune Supergiants CEO, Raghu Iyer said: "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."

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