Rajasthan Royals trade Rahane and Kulkarni

Rahane joins Delhi Capitals

India Cricket Fans

Batsman Ajinkya Rahane has left the Rajasthan Royals for the Delhi Capitals ahead of next year's Indian Premier League.

Rahane played 100 matches for the Royals – two dozen as captain – across seven seasons. He also played for the Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians.

“Rahane, Rajasthan Royals' most-capped player will now move to Delhi Capitals following a successful trade. Rahane, who captained RR in 24 matches and represented them in 100 IPL games from 2011 to 2015 and again in 2018 and 2019, was also their top run-getter, having scored 2810 runs at an average of 34.26 and a strike-rate of 122.65. Rahane also scored two centuries for the Royals and made 17 half-centuries,” read a statement from Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Jay Shah.

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The Royals, too, have traded seamer Dhawal Kulkarni to Mumbai. Kulkarni represented the Mumbai franchise previously.

“The Mumbai fast bowler began his IPL journey with Mumbai Indians and represented them from 2008 to 2013. He played 33 matches for Mumbai Indians and is ninth on the list of MI's leading wicket-takers with 36 wickets. Overall, he is 10 short of completing 100 IPL matches and is 14 short from capturing 100 IPL wickets,” added Shah.

Mumbai are the reigning champions, after beating the Chennai Super Kings in the 2019 final. Mumbai's four titles are the most for any IPL franchise. They won the tournament in 2013, 2015 and 2017 as well – and are a good punt for a fifth trophy in 2020.


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