According to an IPL media release, Delhi Daredevils have made a swap with the Pune Warriors India, exchanging Ross Taylor for Ashish Nehra, in the ongoing Player Trading Window.
The Daredevils had acquired the former New Zealand skipper from Rajasthan Royals just before the 2012 season of the league.
For Taylor, this will be his fourth franchise after Royal Challengers Bangalore (First three seasons), Rajasthan Royals (2011) and Delhi (2012).
"We are elated to have a batsman like Ross Taylor in our ranks. He will add muscle, panache and of course, experience, to our middle order in the forthcoming season," Sushanto Roy, Managing Director, Sahara Adventure Sports Ltd, said.
Indian left-arm quick Nehra, was earlier with the Daredevils in 2009 and 2010 seasons. His best IPL performance was in 2009, when he took 19 wickets from 13 matches for DD. In in the inaugural IPL (2008), he was a part of Mumbai Indians' squad. The 2011 auction saw Nehra going off to Pune Warriors but an injury layoff meant a season on the bench. He then played for Pune in 2012.
With Varun Aaron set to remain on the sidelines with a back trouble, Nehra was Delhi's unanimous choice for an Indian fast bowler.
"Ashish Nehra will constitute an integral part of our bowling attack in the 2013 season. We were the best team at the league stage in 2012, and with a player like him around, we are confident that we will go the distance," T.A Sekar, Head (Cricket), GMR Sports, said.
The only other player transfer to have taken place this season is that of T. Suman from Mumbai Indians to Pune Warriors India.