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Kings XI Punjab sign Sandeep Sharma, Manan Vohra

ESPNcricinfo staff

March 2, 2013

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Kings XI Punjab added two India uncapped players - Manan Vohra and Sandeep Sharma - to their squad for the sixth IPL season. Vohra and Sandeep are the two new players after Aniket Choudhary was signed by Kings XI in February.

Both from Punjab, Vohra is a right-handed batsman and Sandeep a right-arm medium pacer. Sandeep was a part of India's Under-19 squad in the 2012 World Cup which India won. He took four wickets in the final and was the joint highest-wicket taker from India with 12 wickets from six matches at an average of 15.75.

Both Sandeep and Vohra were part of the India squad in the Quadrangular Under-19 series in Australia and in the Under-19 Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 2012. Vohra was involved in a record-chase with Unmukt Chand when India chased 164 against Australia in only 12 overs and Vohra was unbeaten on 79 off 35. Sandeep was India's highest wicket-taker in the series with eight wickets from four matches at an average of 19.25.

While Vohra has played two first-class matches, Sandeep has 12 first-class matches to his name and played for Punjab in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in which his side reached the quarter-finals.

Commenting on the signings, Col. Arvinder Singh, COO, Kings XI Punjab, said, "I am very delighted to have a good performers like Aniket, Manan and Sandeep to be part of the Kings XI team and believe they will effectively contribute to the tournament. We wish them all the best and hope that they can utilise this opportunity as a platform to make a mark a niche for themselves as well."

Kings XI play their first IPL match against Pune Warriors on April 7.

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Posted by binu.emiliya on (March 3, 2013, 5:47 GMT)

PCA was earlier told that they won't allow U19 players to participate in IPL Now what ?

Posted by class9ryan on (March 2, 2013, 22:18 GMT)

Sandeep Sharma was one of the best bowlers in U-19 WC in the swingy conditions in Townsville. He is lucky to be picked for KXIP as the pitch would suit him but the hot summers may reduce his advantage. Wish him all the very best .

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