Cricket: Taylor traded by IPL team

Rass Taylor. Photo / Getty Images
Rass Taylor. Photo / Getty Images

Ross Taylor has been traded by the Delhi Daredevils to the Pune Warriors for the next instalment of the Indian Premier League.

The Daredevils swapped the former Black Caps skipper for former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra.

The Warriors will be Taylor's fourth IPL team after having previously played for the Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Taylor played 12 matches for the Daredevils who made the semifinals last year, but he failed to fire scoring just one 50 at an average of 19.70.

After a break from the international game the 28-year-old returned for the Black Caps against England in the current ANZ international Twenty20 series, scoring 13 and 4 in the opening two matches.

The Warriors spent the most money at recent IPL auction, $US2.5 million, picking up Australian skipper Michael Clarke and Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis. The side also spent $US700,000 on fast bowler Kane Richardson, who's played just one ODI for Australia.

- nzherald.co.nz

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