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February 20, 2013
Virat Kohli has replaced Daniel Vettori as captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for this year's IPL. Vettori was the captain of the team in 2011 and 2012.
Kohli has previously led the side on a number of occasions on an ad hoc basis, specially in 2012, in matches where Vettori was replaced by Muttiah Muralitharan as the overseas spinner. He has led the RCB on ten occasions so far, during which the team won six games and lost three.
Kohli has scored 1,639 runs in 77 matches for RCB in the IPL at an average of 28.25. He was pleased at being handed the captaincy. "Being drafted as an under-19 in 2008 and now to be considered to lead the side of great Players, is a big honour," he said.
Vettori had a good season at the helm in 2011, after RCB finished second, losing to Chennai Super Kings in the final. In 2012, however, RCB finished fifth, winning eight of their 16 games.
Kings XI sign Aniket ChoudharyKings XI Punjab have signed on Rajasthan's left-arm medium pacer Aniket Choudhary. Choudhary, who made his first-class debut in 2011, has played 12 first-class matches and taken 30 wickets. Choudhary was Rajasthan's third most successful bowler, picking up 24 wickets in eight matches. This will be his first IPL season.
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