Rahane, who captained Royals in 24 of his 100 IPL video games between 2011 and 2019, was additionally their high run-getter having scored 2810 runs at a mean of 34.26 and strike fee of 122.65.
India’s Check vice-captain additionally scored two centuries for the Royals moreover 17 half-centuries.
The commerce announcement got here on the ultimate day of the IPL gamers’ switch window.
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“Ajinkya Rahane will now transfer to Delhi Capitals following a profitable commerce,” learn an IPL assertion.
Rahane, who has been making an attempt to get again into India’s restricted overs set-up, established his T20 credentials as an opener after transferring to Royals from Mumbai Indians in 2011.
He was eliminated as captain in the course of the 2019 season with Steve Smith taking up the management. Rahane did slightly nicely final yr, scoring 393 runs in 14 video games at 32.75, together with an unbeaten 105.
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— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) 1573732323000
The 31-year-old, who has a price ticket of Rs four crore, final performed a T20 for India in August 2016 and an ODI in February 2018.
In alternate of Rahane, Markande and Tewatia had been traded to the Royals. After the 12th IPL version, Markande was traded to Delhi Capitals by Mumbai Indians. The leggie made a reputation for himself whereas taking part in for the Mumbai Indians following which he additionally received to play a T20 for India.
Tewatia will return to Royals after starting his IPL profession with them in 2014, when he was purchased for Rs 10 lakh. He additionally performed for them in 2015 earlier than transferring to Kings XI Punjab in 2017 after which settling with Delhi Capitals in 2018 and 2019.
The arrival of Rahane means an addition to the Indian stars in Capitals who already boast of Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer.