The IPL Technical Committee has approved New Zealand’s Mitchell McClenaghan as a replacement for Australian left-arm fast bowler Jason Behrendorff in Mumbai Indians squad.
Behrendorff, who is suffering from a back problem, has been ruled out of the series.
In accordance with the Player Regulations, the Mumbai Indians were allowed to choose a replacement from the Registered and Available Player Pool (RAPP).
McClenaghan has been picked by MI at his base price of INR 1 crore and returns to the outfit after going unsold at the auction. He played an important role in MI winning their third IPL title in 2017 picking up 19 wickets at 26.68 in 14 matches.
Mumbai Indians will be aiming for a record-breaking fourth IPL crown when they begin their campaign against Chennai Super Kings on April 7 at the Wankhede Stadium.