Shahbaz Ahamad has been traded from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) as part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) trading window ahead of the 2024 season, while bowler Mayank Dagar has been traded from SRH to RCB.
After representing RCB since 2020, Shahbaz has now been traded to SRH for his existing fee after playing 39 IPL matches and taking 14 wickets.
Meanwhile, Mayank Dagar will be joining RCB from SRH for his existing fee. He is also a former member of Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). He played just three games in the 2023 IPL season and took one wicket. As a representative of Himachal Pradesh, Dagar played three games for SRH last year and was brought for Rs 1.8 crore before the IPL 2023. He took only one wicket that season. As a whole, Mayank has taken 55 wickets in 54 T20Is.
In 39 games of his IPL career, Shahbaz has scored 321 runs at almost 17 and has also taken 14 wickets. He has also played three ODIs and two ODIs for India. The season of 2022 was Shahbaz’s most prolific in the IPL, when he scored 219 runs in 16 matches at a strike rate of over 27, while also taking four wickets. Shahbaz has scored 834 runs in 81 T20Is at an average of 22.54, with two half-centuries and a best score of 60*. Furthermore, he has taken 54 wickets in the shortest format of the game.
New management will be in place at both SRH and RCB. RCB, which finished sixth with seven wins in 14 matches last season, will be led by Andy Flower. SRH, on the other hand, will have New Zealand legend Daniel Vettori as their head coach after finishing at the bottom last season with only four wins in 14 games.