Mumbai Indians release Mayank Markande and sign Caribbean batsman Sherfane Rutherford

Accordingly, young leg-spinner Mayank Markande has been transferred to Delhi Capitals whereas Mumbai Indians have opted for an extra batting option as they have brought Sherfane Rutherford on board

Mumbai Indians release Mayank Markande and sign Caribbean batsman Sherfane Rutherford

Four-time IPL champions and title holders Mumbai Indians have successfully completed the player transfer releasing, Mayank Markande to Delhi Capitals and enlisted the hard-hitting West Indies & Guyanese batsman Sherfane Rutherford on its roster. The 20-year-old will be another player which exemplifies Mumbai Indian’s spot them young and watch them grow approach to team building.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani said,

We wish Mayank the very best for his future. Mayank 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 Mayank for better cricketing prospects and know that Mayank 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."

Welcoming the Caribbean he said,

I am excited to welcome the talented Sherfane into our family. Sherfane 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 has been impressive and we believe he will find his home at Mumbai Indians.”

Therefore, Delhi will now have a quality spinner in the 2020 edition of the IPL along with an experienced Amit Mishra. Meanwhile, Markande's inclusion will boost the line-up which has quality pace bowlers in Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma.

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