Mumbai Indians swap Mayank Markande with Sherfane Rutherford: The defending champions have made an interesting swap in the off-season.
Four-time Indian premier League champions Mumbai Indians have made an interesting and surprising swap during the off-season. Indians have swapped their leg-spinner Mayank Markande with Delhi Capitals all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford.
Having made his IPL debut for MI in 2018, Markande played a total of 17 matches across two seasons for them. The 21-year old leg-spinner dismissed 16 batsman at an average of 26.68, an economy rate of 8.54 and a strike rate of 18.75.
While Markande picked only a solitary wicket in three matches in IPL 2019, his replacement in West Indies all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford allured a lot of eyeballs with his big-hitting skills this season.
Rutherford can bang!
— mark butcher (@markbutcher72) July 31, 2019
The 20-year old cricketer didn’t score big runs or grabbed a lot of wickets but put on display signs that impressed one and all with respect to his skills in the T20 format.
Mumbai Indians swap Mayank Markande with Sherfane Rutherford
Mumbai owner Akash Ambani wished Markande well in a statement. Admitting that it was a difficult decision for the management, Ambani said that the leggie will always remain a part of the Mumbai Indians family. Furthermore, Ambani welcomed Rutherford into MI.
“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.
“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,” Ambani said in a statement.