Mumbai Indians trade Markande for Rutherford
Mumbai Indians have traded spinner Mayank Markande for Delhi Capitals’ Sherfane Rutherford for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The four-time champions have been involved in a player swap with Delhi Capitals. They have roped in West Indies’ Sherfane Rutherford and gave away leg-spinner Mayank Markande.
Mayank had an amazing season in the 2018 IPL where he picked 15 wickets and was the third highest wicket-taker for his team. But the next season didn’t go his way and Mumbai Indians preferred Rahul Chahar over him, who picked 13 wickets in 13 matches while the latter played only three matches with a solitary wicket.
Mukesh Ambani, the owner of Mumbai Indians said:
“We wish Mayank the very best for his future. He is a brilliant talent and we were fortunate to have spotted and nurtured him early. It is a difficult decision for us, but we are releasing him for better cricketing prospects and know that he is on the cusp of emerging as yet another shining star of Indian cricket. He will always be a part of the Mumbai Indians family.”
Meanwhile, the MI owner also expressed his excitement after roping in the West Indies fast bowler.
“I am excited to welcome the talented Sherfane into our family. He has impressed us with his all-round skills and match-winning attitude. His exploits across the world at such an early stage of his career have been impressive and we believe he finds his home at MI,” he concluded.