Victoria All-rounder Glenn Maxwell and South Africa batsman Gulam Bodi are being picked up by Delhi Daredevils for upcoming IPL season starting next month replacing Colin Ingram and Travis Birt.
Glenn Maxwell, 23, has played 14 A list games with the average of 25.44 and has picked nine wickets at 37.55 in the format. He also holds the record for the fastest half-century, off 17 balls in List A cricket match in Australia. He has also fared better in T20 format games.
Daredevils team mentor, TA Sekar said in the press release, “When Ashish Kapoor, (Daredevils Team Manager) and I watched Glenn in the Emerging Players Tournament in Australia in July last, we saw him as a player with immense potential who loves being in the contest. When we watched him bat, we were reminded of how we had spotted David Warner in 2008. We believe Glenn will play for Australia soon.”
Sekar also said, “Besides being a dashing batsman, Glenn is a solid off spinner and an amazing fielder, with infectious enthusiasm. A multi skilled player like him will add more immense value to this side.”
Bodi, 33, a South African player made his debut in the year 1996-97 and has played two ODIs and a T20 for the country. Since his debut, Bodi played 131 List A matches with the average of 32.40. He also has 64 T20s under his cap with the average of 29.29 with the highest of 98 not out. According to Sekar, Bodi will remain as middle-order batsman.
Sekar said in the release, “Gulam was the best available replacement given that we had to find someone with Birt’s base price. Just other day he made a brilliant 90 runs off 51 balls with seven fours and five sixes for Lions against Warriors in T20 challenge in South Africa.”