Defending Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians have gone in for a transfer deal with Delhi Capitals wherein they have released leg-spinner spinner Mayank Markande and brought in West Indies batsman Sherfane Rutherford on their roster.Also Read - IPL 2022: Sunil Gavaskar Lavishes Praise on MI Star Tilak Varma, Says Temperament Has Been Fantastic
MI has been known to groom youngsters over the years and the 20-year-old will be another addition to this list. The likes of Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah have been groomed by MI before they became match-winners for India. Also Read - IPL 2022: Mayank Markande Smashes Ishan Kishan For a Six in The Nets; Video Goes Viral | WATCH
Commenting on the move, Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani said: “We wish Mayank the very best for his future. Mayank 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 Mayank for better cricketing prospects and know that Mayank 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. Also Read - IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians Sign Akash Madhwal As Suryakumar Yadav's Replacement
“I am excited to welcome the talented Sherfane into our family. Sherfane 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 has been impressive and we believe he will find his home at Mumbai Indians.”
Delhi did miss a quality spinner in the 2019 edition of the IPL on the low and slow Ferozeshah Kotla track and Markande’s inclusion will boost the line-up which has quality pace bowlers in Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma.