IPL news March 29, 2011

Punjab sign Ryan McLaren

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa allrounder Ryan McLaren has been signed by Kings XI Punjab for IPL 2011. Punjab were seeking replacements following injuries to Stuart Broad and Dmitri Mascarenhas, and have settled on McLaren.

McLaren's IPL assignments made him unavailable for South Africa A's matches against Bangladesh A next month. Andrew Birch of the Warriors and Kyle Abbott of the Dolphins were called up to the South Africa A squad as replacements. Birch will take his place in the four-day squad and Abbott will play in the one-day matches.

McLaren was with Mumbai Indians in the two previous editions of the IPL.

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  • Chethan on April 1, 2011, 18:11 GMT

    i hope oram would have been a good choice n bring swann for broad....

  • Dummy4 on April 1, 2011, 13:44 GMT

    I really agree....Dada can be the best option as he will be available for entire tournament and also KXI needs good indian players.GIlly will distroy the attack and Ganguly will support and it will make ultimate pair...come on KXI ts the best chance to grab the ultimate player..

  • Chetan on March 29, 2011, 19:33 GMT

    Good decision!!!! They should also concentrate on S.A. domestic players. They can also change the game. Moreover, they lack good Indian players too. Might be they can think over towards Ganguly, if they believe he can be a team player. It might be possible that Ganguly and Gilly can be a dengerous opening pair. Better to have a cut for Good domestic player Best of luck Kings XI Punjab.

  • george on March 29, 2011, 14:55 GMT

    the best thing that KINGSX1PUNJAB can do is to bring in SAURAV GANGULY. the team completely lacks indian players. ganguly was the highest scorer for his team in the previous edition. ganguly's inclusion will change the team completely.gilchrist and ganguly can become the most dangerous opening pair in the tournament.

    both gilly and dad are filled with talents and tactics. they can gel together and bring in difference for the team.

    ganguly should be the best replacement if they want to win the cup.

  • Dummy4 on March 29, 2011, 13:30 GMT

    Bad selection...Jacob oram would have been good...

  • Dummy4 on March 29, 2011, 13:06 GMT

    is there any chance that Dada can make it to IPL 4?

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