Indian Premier League 2012

Delhi Daredevils sign Negi, Juneja, Raval

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 21, 2012

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Manprit Juneja takes a run during his debut double-hundred, Gujarat v Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy Elite, Ahmedabad, 4th day, December 16, 2011
Manprit Juneja had made a double-ton on first-class debut this season © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

The Delhi Daredevils have signed up Delhi allrounder Pawan Negi, Gujarat batsman Manprit Juneja and Saurashtra batsman Kuldeep Raval ahead of the 2012 IPL season.

"We are delighted to have signed up talented cricketers who we spotted on the domestic circuit this season," team mentor TA Sekhar told PTI. "We were tracking Manprit Juneja even before he scored 201 on first-class debut against Tamil Nadu. We are confident he will push real hard for a place in the [Daredevils] middle-order this season.

"Negi can be an effective left-hand allrounder. He caught our eye when taking six wickets [overall] for Delhi in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy [India's state-based domestic Twenty20 competition]. Raval fits into the team's scheme of things well, since he has the game and the temperament to be an impact player in the middle-order."

The Daredevils also bought out the contracts of Robert Frylinck, who plays for South African franchise Dolphins, former India allrounder S Sriram, Rajasthan legspinner Vivek Yadav and Baroda left-arm spinner Rajesh Pawar. Sriram had played one of the Daredevils games last season, while the other three did not figure in any of the matches.

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Posted by Shandorinho on (January 21, 2012, 17:46 GMT)

Poor Frylinck, he's a decent player. DD need some good spinners, and not just overseas ones. Jadeja would be a good target (he'll be in demand though, obviously) and it'd also be good if they could get hold of Murali Karthik too. I can't see him playing all that much for Pune, what with Rahul Sharma being a dead cert for most games, along with plenty of batsmen who offer spin options. But then this is coming from an English observer, so what do I know?! Would really like to see DD do well this year...

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