Having done all of swaps, trading and releasing players before today, defending champions Mumbai Indians were among the most active teams in the trading window.
While Indians were mostly pinpoint with their decisions, one didn’t expect them to release West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph especially after he registered the best-ever bowling figures in the IPL. The 22-year old bowler from Antigua is currently a part of the national team as well.
Playing for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League, Joseph had picked nine wickets in nine matches at an average of 28.44, an economy rate of 7.75 and a strike rate of 22.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Having released a whopping (11) players yesterday, Royal Challengers Bangalore gave the impression of going for a fresh strategy in the auction. When they had bought West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer in the last auction, it was considered to be an impressive move.
Having said that, Hetmyer has now been released by the franchise. In five matches for RCB in IPL 2019, the southpaw had scored 90 runs at an average of 18 and a strike rate of 123.28.
While the decision to include him had backfired in the first four matches, Hetmyer (75) stitched a match-winning 144-run stand for the fourth wicket alongside all-rounder Gurkeerat Singh Mann (65*). Royal Challengers proved the notion of backing Hetmyer wrong yesterday.