DELHI DAREDEVILS SIGN HILFENHAUS

Delhi Daredevils have signed Australia and Tasmania star Ben Hilfenhaus, according to reports.


DD signed the fast bowler as a replacement for JP Duminyafter the player withdrew from the 2017 edition of Indian Premier League for personal reasons.

Hilfenhaus was crucial to Melbourne Stars’ semi finalfinish in the Big Bash League of 2016/17. He retired from first class cricket last year but the 34-year old would be helping DD in the current IPL season.

Hilfenhaus made a career best last year when he had 5 for 23 in the Super smash in December whilst in action for Canterbury. In the Big Bash League, he was the second highest wicket taker with 12 scalps from nine games. Only Scott Boland bettered his figures.

Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have signed Vishnu Vinod as replacement for KL Rahul who is not expected to return due to shoulder injury. RCB will clash with DD at Chinnaswamy over the weekend.

Vinod scored 199 runs in four games in the inter state T20 tournament. The 23-year old had the most sixes by any player but placed fifth in the list of most runsin the tournament.

Another strong 2017 IPL competitor Rising Pune Supergiant have selected Washington Sundar as replacement for R Ashwin. Ashwin is in recovery for sports hernia so the 17-year old would take his place. Washington says he is “very happy to be a part” of the team of legends. He helped India reach the final of the Under 19 World Cup last year and he has shown promising performances in the first class and List A games.