IPL 2013 news February 14, 2013

Parvez Rasool set to join Pune Warriors

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Parvez Rasool, the Jammu and Kashmir allrounder, is set to join Pune Warriors for IPL 2013. Rasool was in the spotlight earlier this week, when he bagged seven wickets against the touring Australians. He will be the first player from Jammu and Kashmir to play in the league.

The formalities are yet to be completed but the franchise is in the process of signing Rasool, a Warriors official confirmed.

Rasool said Warriors were not the only IPL team to contact him, but they had been in touch with him even before that tour match. "A few franchises approached me but it was Pune who approached me first. So it was an ethical decision to join them as they had shown interest much before the Australia match happened," Rasool told PTI. "I am very excited and it is an honour to play in the IPL and become the first cricketer from the valley to achieve this feat."

Twenty-four-year-old Rasool had an impressive 2012-13 Ranji season too, leading both the bowling and batting charts for Jammu and Kashmir; his 594 runs from seven games came at an average of 54, while his 33 wickets came at 18.09 apiece.

He is looking forward to drawing on the knowledge of the international players at the IPL, he said, to further lift his game. "It is a dream come true for me that I will be interacting with Michael Clarke. Also having Yuvi paaji [Yuvraj Singh] will be a bonus. I have just started my journey in top-flight cricket, and this stint with Pune will only help me grow. I hope that I will be able soak in all the information that I can get from our coach Allan Donald too."

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  • ankursilverstone on February 17, 2013, 17:11 GMT

    @maroof...thanx a lot for the explanation...jst one more question...alphonso thomas is currently playing in BPL...den hw come he is not available to play for PWI

  • on February 17, 2013, 16:20 GMT

    dear all. .v hav traded nehra for ross. so we had one extra foreign player. but alfonso thomas has been bought out as he wont b available to play for this season for us. so the foreign position got vacant which is filled by ross. nehra also left a vacant indian position whch has been filled by rasool.

  • sweet2hrme on February 16, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    Ipl owners! Plz sign Eilton Chigumbura! I think he is good enough to play IPL. It will be grt8 if one of franchising come forward n purchase Eilton Chigumbura like players that from Zimbabave! Is somebody watching his performance??

  • class9ryan on February 16, 2013, 2:16 GMT

    What is out from the sources is that - Mitch Marsh ( who has been injured ) and Murali Karthik have been expelled out 2 accommodate Roscoe and Rasool

  • ankursilverstone on February 15, 2013, 17:56 GMT

    @manish...have to check for dat...also...there is a rule there shouldn't be more than 11 foreign players in a squad but they recently traded nehra for ross taylor which takes their overseas players tally to 12...

  • sunrisers_dktej on February 15, 2013, 17:09 GMT

    Best of luck Rasool. . .Waiting to see his performance. . .But before need to get chance in playing eleven. Pune are signing a lot of guys who are only supposed to be sitting in dugout like mumbai indians. Pune trade few players to other teams sothat not only franchises get benefited but players also will be benefited instead sitting in dugout for almost 60 days like talented tamim in last ipl season.

  • on February 15, 2013, 12:12 GMT

    wish this flight lands him in the indian cricket squad.

  • cover_drive_sach on February 15, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    I am impressed by this young man. He is a traditional offspinner with neat action, who can also score a handful. Bishen Singh Bedi has spoken highly about him. I wish he is not spoiled by the riches of IPL.

  • on February 15, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    it is good for valley cricket i hope he will perform good in IPL and at international level

  • on February 15, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    @ankur: I don't think there's a limitation in signing domestic players moreover Rasool don't have an India cap. if m correct, Kolkata had 40+ players on their roaster.

  • ankursilverstone on February 17, 2013, 17:11 GMT

    @maroof...thanx a lot for the explanation...jst one more question...alphonso thomas is currently playing in BPL...den hw come he is not available to play for PWI

  • on February 17, 2013, 16:20 GMT

    dear all. .v hav traded nehra for ross. so we had one extra foreign player. but alfonso thomas has been bought out as he wont b available to play for this season for us. so the foreign position got vacant which is filled by ross. nehra also left a vacant indian position whch has been filled by rasool.

  • sweet2hrme on February 16, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    Ipl owners! Plz sign Eilton Chigumbura! I think he is good enough to play IPL. It will be grt8 if one of franchising come forward n purchase Eilton Chigumbura like players that from Zimbabave! Is somebody watching his performance??

  • class9ryan on February 16, 2013, 2:16 GMT

    What is out from the sources is that - Mitch Marsh ( who has been injured ) and Murali Karthik have been expelled out 2 accommodate Roscoe and Rasool

  • ankursilverstone on February 15, 2013, 17:56 GMT

    @manish...have to check for dat...also...there is a rule there shouldn't be more than 11 foreign players in a squad but they recently traded nehra for ross taylor which takes their overseas players tally to 12...

  • sunrisers_dktej on February 15, 2013, 17:09 GMT

    Best of luck Rasool. . .Waiting to see his performance. . .But before need to get chance in playing eleven. Pune are signing a lot of guys who are only supposed to be sitting in dugout like mumbai indians. Pune trade few players to other teams sothat not only franchises get benefited but players also will be benefited instead sitting in dugout for almost 60 days like talented tamim in last ipl season.

  • on February 15, 2013, 12:12 GMT

    wish this flight lands him in the indian cricket squad.

  • cover_drive_sach on February 15, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    I am impressed by this young man. He is a traditional offspinner with neat action, who can also score a handful. Bishen Singh Bedi has spoken highly about him. I wish he is not spoiled by the riches of IPL.

  • on February 15, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    it is good for valley cricket i hope he will perform good in IPL and at international level

  • on February 15, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    @ankur: I don't think there's a limitation in signing domestic players moreover Rasool don't have an India cap. if m correct, Kolkata had 40+ players on their roaster.

  • aditya.continous on February 15, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    a lot of people bak home in the valley would be extremely elated at this young man's feat...my best wishes for parvez...do the people bak home proud and see u soon bleeding bue..

  • sunrisers_dktej on February 15, 2013, 6:26 GMT

    Yes ankur. . .How can pune sign rasool when they already had 33 players in their team. . .Can any one clarify us???

  • vikassonone on February 15, 2013, 5:57 GMT

    can we see him in blue jersy?

  • yasir08 on February 15, 2013, 5:50 GMT

    gud signings by pune dis year..they ha sme gud buys like taylor,ishwar pandey,rasool,richardson n they hv alrdy re signd tamim,samuels,luke wr8 n clarke..my playin team for pune...1.Tamim/samuels 2. Uthappa/suman 3.clarke 4.yuvraj 5. Nayar 6. Ross taylor/mathews/smith 7. Rasool 8.richardson/alfonso 9. Dinda/ishwar 10. B kumar 11. Sharma/murtaza/kartik

  • SherjilIslam on February 15, 2013, 4:58 GMT

    I just hope he doesn't get carried away from all the IPL glamour and keep his intensity and focus on Test Cricket.Playing Test Cricket and doing well in Tests should be the highest priority for him. Anyways, Best of Luck Parvez.

  • RakeshDash on February 15, 2013, 4:30 GMT

    WEll done Boy...A great talent unearthed it seems....

  • on February 15, 2013, 3:57 GMT

    first time some positive from IPL. Pervez is next big thing in Indian Cricket along with B. Kumar and Shami Ahmed welcome in Blue jersey in next few years.

  • TRIN999 on February 15, 2013, 3:32 GMT

    Every ones remembers the first.... Jammu Kashmir will definitely remember u forever... Do something special so that India remembers u ...definitely for a good reason

    All the very Best for the future.......

  • class9ryan on February 15, 2013, 0:06 GMT

    Rasool would be a good addition to the warriors especially when you dont know what kind of form Rahul Sharma and Murali Karthik possess ..... Rasool's batting would come in handy as well but it would be a tough task flighting the ball in T20 cricket

  • SevereCritic on February 14, 2013, 21:28 GMT

    Ganguly was always good on scouting talents. I am glad he and Pune Warriors pounced on this talented young all rounder from Kashmir. Good luck to Parvez.

  • crkt4evr on February 14, 2013, 20:08 GMT

    all the best Parvez Rasool ! hope this inspires kashmiri youth to play for INDIA!

  • on February 14, 2013, 20:00 GMT

    nice inclusion for pwi...

  • Batmanindallas on February 14, 2013, 19:44 GMT

    It is a good sign to have Rasool play in IPL. Sports could be what ties Kashmir into India than anything else...

  • Porky_PigTheToon on February 14, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    We are all proud of you Rasool, my Kashmiri brother. Congrats. I really hope, one day you represent India and make your family and all Kashmiris proud.

  • zesh92 on February 14, 2013, 18:15 GMT

    finally i player from kashmir, good to see him. Now looking forward to watch him play in IPL and for India in near future. from Pakistan

  • sunrisers_dktej on February 14, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    Best of luck Rasool. . .Waiting to see his performance. . .But before need to get chance in playing eleven. Pune are signing a lot of guys who are only supposed to be sitting in dugout like mumbai indians. Pune trade few players to other teams sothat not only franchises get benefited but players also will be benefited instead sitting in dugout for almost 60 days like talented tamim in last ipl season.

  • ankursilverstone on February 14, 2013, 17:45 GMT

    pune already had 33 players at auction..hw can they buy one more player???

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on February 14, 2013, 17:43 GMT

    First Ishwar Pandey, now Parvez Rasool. Pune Warriors are making some really good signings this year. Any spinner who gets the Bishan Singh Bedi seal of approval must be good. Hope he does well for us.

  • on February 14, 2013, 17:39 GMT

    well done Rasool bhai wishing U all success and keep Ur good work going.....

  • on February 14, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    best wishes....do well...i doubt whether he will get enough matches to play....k11p,sunrisers hybd ,rr would have given him more playing time as these teams lack quality indian spinners

  • on February 14, 2013, 17:31 GMT

    All the best Parvez.... We hope you will play for India soon...

  • on February 14, 2013, 17:24 GMT

    i am so ecstatic and happy that i bought sweets and shared my happiness with my friends and class mates .I think i am the one who is receiving all the praise i have been following parveez since two years i used to visit cricinfo homepage i a bid to see how parveez has performed i fell proud as my kashmiri brother is stepping the success ladder allah bless you.keep performing ,,,,,

  • on February 14, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    Really a pride fr the valley Best of Luck dear Have a nice future ahead.......

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  • on February 14, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    Really a pride fr the valley Best of Luck dear Have a nice future ahead.......

  • on February 14, 2013, 17:24 GMT

    i am so ecstatic and happy that i bought sweets and shared my happiness with my friends and class mates .I think i am the one who is receiving all the praise i have been following parveez since two years i used to visit cricinfo homepage i a bid to see how parveez has performed i fell proud as my kashmiri brother is stepping the success ladder allah bless you.keep performing ,,,,,

  • on February 14, 2013, 17:31 GMT

    All the best Parvez.... We hope you will play for India soon...

  • on February 14, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    best wishes....do well...i doubt whether he will get enough matches to play....k11p,sunrisers hybd ,rr would have given him more playing time as these teams lack quality indian spinners

  • on February 14, 2013, 17:39 GMT

    well done Rasool bhai wishing U all success and keep Ur good work going.....

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on February 14, 2013, 17:43 GMT

    First Ishwar Pandey, now Parvez Rasool. Pune Warriors are making some really good signings this year. Any spinner who gets the Bishan Singh Bedi seal of approval must be good. Hope he does well for us.

  • ankursilverstone on February 14, 2013, 17:45 GMT

    pune already had 33 players at auction..hw can they buy one more player???

  • sunrisers_dktej on February 14, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    Best of luck Rasool. . .Waiting to see his performance. . .But before need to get chance in playing eleven. Pune are signing a lot of guys who are only supposed to be sitting in dugout like mumbai indians. Pune trade few players to other teams sothat not only franchises get benefited but players also will be benefited instead sitting in dugout for almost 60 days like talented tamim in last ipl season.

  • zesh92 on February 14, 2013, 18:15 GMT

    finally i player from kashmir, good to see him. Now looking forward to watch him play in IPL and for India in near future. from Pakistan

  • Porky_PigTheToon on February 14, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    We are all proud of you Rasool, my Kashmiri brother. Congrats. I really hope, one day you represent India and make your family and all Kashmiris proud.