IPL 12: Joseph for Milne in Mumbai Indians dugout

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.


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