IPL 2020: Local boy Dhawal Kulkarni back to Mumbai Indians

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Dhawal Kulkarni who returns to the squad after spending the first six years of IPL with the club. Dhawal later went on to play for Rajasthan Royals, Gujarat Lions and returned to RR in 2018

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Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions, four-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians have traded in local-lad Dhawal Kulkarni for the upcoming season of the cash-rich tournament, IPL 2020.

Dhawal Kulkarni's inclusion to the squad comes after the Ambani-owned team signed Kiwi seamer Trent Boult. Kulkarni’s addition enables an additional seamer option to the defending champions’ enviable bowling attack. With Kulkarni, Mumbai Indians now boast of a bowling lineup consisting the likes of Boult, Bumrah, McClenaghan and Pandya.

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Dhawal Kulkarni who returns to the squad after spending the first six years of IPL with the club. Dhawal later went on to play for Rajasthan Royals, Gujarat Lions and returned to RR in 2018.

On Dhawal’s return, Akash Ambani, Owner, Mumbai Indians said,

Dhawal is a creative swing bowler who relishes the new ball and is an asset for any team. We are glad to secure his signature and bring him back to the Mumbai Indians fold. He comes home richer with an experience of 90 IPL matches, adding to our bowling armory.”

Dhawal Kulkarni is the third successful trade completed by Mumbai Indians. Earlier the defending champions had roped in West Indian batsman Sherfane Rutherford and Trent Boult.

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