Cricket: Taylor traded in IPL

Ross Taylor has bene traded to the Pune Warriors. REUTERS/Simon Watts
Ross Taylor has bene traded to the Pune Warriors. REUTERS/Simon Watts
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 also playing for the Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He played 12 matches for the Daredevils who made the semifinals last year but failed to fire scoring just one 50 at an average of 19.70.

The Warriors spent US$2.5 million - the most of all clubs - at the recent IPL auction, picking up Australian skipper Michael Clarke and Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis.

They also spent US$700,000 on fast bowler Kane Richardson, who's played just one one-day international for Australia.