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Delhi Daredevils name JP Duminy as skipper for IPL 8

Posted By: PTI

New Delhi, Mar 26: South African all-rounder JP Duminy will lead Delhi Daredevils in the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League cricket tournaent, starting next month.

Duminy was roped in by the Daredevils last season and was the star performer for the franchise. He was recently named as South Africa's T20 captain.

File picture of JP Duminy (right)

"I'm grateful for the support and belief from the franchisee. It's an absolute privilege to lead such a talented mix of players. I am excited about the season ahead and sincerely hope, we will be able to turn around the fortunes of Delhi Daredevils in the upcoming IPL season," Duminy said in a statement.

Daredevils head coach Gary Kirsten added: "JP (Duminy) is the right choice to lead the team for the upcoming season. He has the necessary experience and demeanour to take the team forward. I have seen him progress and mature as a player and leader through the years with the South African national team."


Story first published: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 11:10 [IST]
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