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Mar 07, 2010 at 06:40pm IST

Devils bolstered, Nannes to join team

New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils received a shot in the arm on Sunday as left-arm Australian speedster Dirk Nannes flew out of Melbourne to join his team for the third season of the IPL that begins on March 12.

Saying that he was totally satisfied by the security measures taken by the Indian government, Nannes said: “I have always felt pretty good in India."

"Security can be a bit of perception. If you feel safe, then you probably are safe. But the reality may be completely different,” he was quoted as saying by The Herald Sun.

Devils bolstered, Nannes flies to join team

READY TO PLAY: Dirk Nannes is all set to join Delhi Daredevils for the third edition of the IPL.

"I wasn't comfortable in coming to a decision myself, but, luckily, the Australian Cricketers' Association has done a lot of investigating and has been pushing to make it a lot safer for us.

"They think if things keep progressing the way they are, then things will be fine from next week and the start of the tournament." Nannes said.

Nannes recently retired from first-class and justified his decision, saying that his 33-year-old body could not handle the rigours of the game.

"My body simply cannot handle playing first-class cricket," he added.

Nannes is one of the leading Australians cricketers- including Shane Warne, Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist – who will feature in the IPL.

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