Four-time Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians have engaged in a player exchange with Delhi Captials as part of IPL transfers.
Mumbai Indians traded leg-spinner Mayank Markande with Delhi Capitals for their West Indies all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford who is known for big-hitting. Markande had a good debut season with Mumbai Indians in 2018 as he picked up 15 wickets and was the third highest wicket-taker for his team in that edition. However, Mumbai Indians preferred Rahul Chahar over Markande in the 2019 season. , During this season, Markande played only three matches for Mumbai Indians and could scalp only one wicket.
“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,” owner Akash Ambani said in a statement.
Sherfane Rutherford made his IPL debut in 2019 with the Delhi Capitals and played in seven matches in which he scored 73 runs. He also got one wicket. Rutherford, however, had an impressive CPL season last year as he scored 171 runs in eight games at an average of 34.20.
“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,” Said Akash Ambani.