IPL: Samuels to join Delhi squad on Saturday

Indo Asian News Service

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels will join the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils on Saturday, skipper Zaheer Khan said ahead of their game against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.

Samuels was named as replacement for the injured Quinton de Kock for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

De Kock, the South African wicketkeeper-batsman, was ruled out due to injury ahead of the season.

"He is going to join us on the 29th. He will definitely boost the side," Zaheer said.

A veteran of 71 Tests, 187 One-Day Internationals and 55 Twenty20 Internationals, Samuels has played for one IPL franchise in previous editions.

Delhi are seventh in the points table having won only two games in six outings so far.