Indian T20 League 2023: Another Star Indian Pacer Reportedly Traded To Kolkata Franchise

By Daniel S

November 14, 2022

Indian T20 League is a big tournament when it comes to the shortest format of the game. Every year players from all around the globe come to India to represent their respective franchises. Currently, all teams are preparing for the next edition of the tournament. All teams are busy in acquiring the services of some players in the trading window.

The Kolkata franchise have already traded both Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz from the Gujarat franchise. Now, reports have come that the franchise have traded star all-rounder, Shardul Thakur, from the Delhi franchise.

Shardul Thakur has been traded to Kolkata from Delhi – Reports

According to recent reports, Shardul Thakur has been traded to the Kolkata franchise from the Delhi franchise. There were several reports which were suggesting that Delhi have been looking to release this player ahead of the Indian T20 League 2023. Last year, the franchise bought him for a massive amount of Rs. 10.75 crores.

In that season, Shardul Thakur played 14 matches where he scored 120 runs, at a strike rate of 15. His overall strike rate was 137.93. However, he came up with some good performances with the ball. Thakur took 15 wickets in 14 matches, at an economy of 9.79. Despite taking wickets, he conceded runs at a high rate. So, now with reports of adding him to the camp, Shreyas Iyer and his men will be more than happy ahead of the next season.

The Board have already suggested all franchises to share the name of all retained and released players on or before 15 November 2022. The mini-auction will take palace in Kochi on 23 December 2022. However, the transfer/trade window will remain open till one week before the auction. Then, it will re-open after the conclusion of the proposed auction in mid-December. As per reports to the Times of India, the former Board president, Sourav Ganguly wrote a letter to the state Boards. “The next season of men’s Indian T20 League will also go back to the home and away format with all ten teams playing their home matches at their designated venues.” He wrote.