Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo
The Mumbai Indians have brought in New Zealand left-arm seamer Mitchell McClenaghan as a replacement for Australia pace bowler Jason Behrendorff for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Behrendorff has been ruled out of the tournament with a back injury and the Indians subsequently opted to pick McClenaghan for his base price of Rs 1 crore after the IPL Technical Committee approved the move.
McCleanghan went unsold at the IPL auction in January, even though he was fourth-highest wicket-taker with 19 victims at an average of 26.68.
The 31-year-old was also the Indians’ second-highest wicket-taker last year, behind Jasprit Bumrah, who took 20 wickets.
In a statement on their website, the franchise said: “The MI family is thrilled to have him back in the squad. We wish him all the very best for the upcoming season and are sure he will give his very best as we seek to win a record-extending fourth VIVO IPL title.”