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Monday, December 8, 2008

Warner in talks with Daredevils, Knight Riders

Swashbuckling New South Wales opener David Warner, who blasted a 54-ball 97 against Tasmania in a domestic one-day match on Sunday, said he has been in talks with three IPL franchises to join the cash-rich Indian Twenty20 league bandwagon.

The 22-year-old Warner, who also hit a blistering unbeaten 165 against Tasmania at Hurstville Oval in Sydney last weekend, said he has been contacted by Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and Hyderabad Deccan Chargers.

"There are three IPL teams in negotiations with my manager at the moment but there is nothing signed as yet," Warner said.

"We are talking to Delhi (Daredevils) pretty close at the moment, and Kolkata (Knight Riders) and we are hoping to talk to Deccan (Chargers) as well," Warner was quoted as saying by Australian Associated Press.

"Delhi has come back and had a few more words after last week," he added.

Warner has so far played seven one-day matches for NSW at an average of 57.6 and as many Twenty20 games at 21.33 but he is still to play for Sheffield Shield.

"It's exciting. Just to be given the opportunity to go over there with the world's best players is going to be amazing and hopefully we get something settled soon," he said.

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