Alzarri Joseph, the young Caribbean fast bowler, has been roped in by Mumbai Indians as replacement for the injured Kiwi Adam Milne.
Joseph was shortlisted as a replacement last week even before Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene revealed that Milne was out of IPL-12 owing to a heel injury. The IPL confirmed the replacement through a statement on Thursday.
Joseph’s addition will be a big relief to Mumbai Indians. With Lasith Malinga’s availability being uncertain and Australian left-armer Jason Behrendorff yet to join the franchise due to his international commitments, MI doesn’t have too many back-ups in the pace department.
Joseph, considered a genuine fast bowler, has played nine Tests and 16 ODIs. The franchise will expect Joseph to live up to his potential during his maiden IPL stint.