Mitchell McClenaghan likes fan’s tweet: The Mumbai Indians’ fast bowler has liked a tweet regarding the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s captain.
With the trading window before the next season of the Indian Premier League done and dusted now, all eyes are now on IPL 2020 auction which is slated to happen next month.
As recent as yesterday, all the franchises have also made public the list of their retained and released players for IPL 2020. While some franchises continued to stick with their already existing squads, the others have made wholesome changes to their squad.
Mitchell McClenaghan likes fan’s tweet
Defending champions Mumbai Indians have an 18-member squad at this point in time. It is worth mentioning that Indians had traded all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford (from Delhi Capitals) and fast bowlers in Trent Boult (from Delhi Capitals) and Dhawal Kulkarni (from Rajasthan Royals) during the window. Among the only outgoing player was batsman Siddesh Lad who was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders.
New Zealand fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan, who has been with MI since 2015, was among the players who were retained by them. Resultantly, Mumbai only have two overseas slots to fill for IPL 2020.
McClenaghan allured limelight after he liked an Indians’ fan’s tweet which claimed Royal Challengers Bangalore’s captain Virat Kohli as McClenaghan’s “bunny”. The tweet was posted to MI, suggesting them to not release McClenaghan before the auction.
Since the start of IPL 2015, Kohli has got out against Indians on eight occasions. Out of those eight, Kohli lost his wicket to McClenaghan four times.
The 33-year old left-arm fast bowler was released before the auction by MI in IPL 2018 but was included in the team once again as Australia fast bowler Jason Behrendorff’s replacement.
Super appreciative of all those who tweeted so you wanted me retainedz thank you xx lots of Love to you all and can’t wait for 2020 @mipaltan
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) November 15, 2019
In 56 matches for Mumbai, McClenaghan has dismissed 71 batsmen at an average of 25.39, an economy rate of 8.49 and a strike rate of 17.94.