West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph is announced as replacement of injured Adam Milne.
Earlier, before IPL started it was reported that Adam Milne the New Zealand fast bowler has ruled himself out of the IPL due to heel injury. It was a setback for MI as Adam Milne was a key player for MI. MI bowling squad looks stronger now, as Alzarri Joseph has been announced as replacement of Adam Milne.
Alzarri Joseph is a young sensation from West Indies. He came into limelight after ICC Under-19 World cup 2016. He picked up 13 wickets from six matches, including three in the final against India, helping his side win the championship. However he has not palyed many T20’s but his performance in those he has played has been quite impressive. He has played only 7 T20’s so far and has taken 9 wickets with a best of 4-41 with a strike rate of 17.
The young fast bowler drew high praise from former West Indian legends Ian Bishop and Curtly Ambrose. Alzarri Joseph was eventually fast tracked into the Test team of WI. He was included in test squad of WI against India in july 2016. He made his Test debut on 9 August 2016 in the third match of the series. So far, he has played 9 matches and took 25 wickets.
It will be Alzarri Joseph’s first IPL. It will be a great opportunity for him to show his class to the world. Alzarri Joseph has an important part to paly in MI. As we all know Lasith Malinga will not be available in MI for whole tournament it will be a great opportunity for Alzarri Joseph to perform well and help his team in wining some matches.
Mumbai Indians’ second match is today against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru. It may be possible that Alzarri Joseph plays in todays match because there is no confirmation on Bumrah or Lasith Malinga playing in today’s match.