Warner, McDonald become Daredevils

Published: Saturday, January 24, 2009, 11:26 [IST]
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New Delhi: Latest Australian sensations David Warner and Andrew MacDonald have been signed by the Delhi Daredevils at the end of the IPL Trading Window.

The Delhi outfit signed the duo as uncapped players, but soon after that both made their international debuts.

McDonald featured in Australia 's Test match victory at the SCG at the start of this month, whilst Warner made a sensational Twenty20 International debut against South Africa at the MCG last week.

The 22-year old Warner, has since also made his one-day debut.

Commenting on his upcoming stint with the Daredevils, Warner said, ''I am thrilled to be joining the Delhi Daredevils, and I can't wait to play in the IPL.

''My international debut has given me a taste of what it is like to score runs in front of a big crowd, and I am looking forward to more of the same in India,'' he said in a statement.

''Playing alongside top players from all over the world like Virender Sehwag, Glen McGrath and Daniel Vettori is going to be an amazing experience.'' Daredevils also bagged Ashish Nehra during the Trading Window which concluded yesterday.

Nehra, who had a successful first season in the IPL while playing for Mumbai, came in for Shikhar Dhawan, who moved to the Mumbai Indians.

Delhi Daredevils' chief operating officer, Amrit Mathur, was excited about his new additions.

''We are really delighted to have signed David. His debut game for Australia the other day has been sensational and we are hoping he will carry forward this brilliance into season 2 of the DLF IPL.'' ''We are also looking forward to having Andrew (McDonald) and Ashish (Nehra) and they will strengthen our side,'' he added.

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