IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians sign Beuran Hendricks as replacement for Alzarri Joseph

Sudhir Gupta 14:51 23/04/2019
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A second IPL stint for Beuran Hendricks.

Mumbai Indians have signed South African pacer Beuran Hendricks as a replacement player for the remainder of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign.

Hendricks will replace the injured Alzarri Joseph who was ruled out of the entire tournament after making just three appearances. The Windies pacer had recorded the best-ever figures (6-12) by any bowler in IPL history on his Mumbai debut but a dislocated shoulder while fielding against Rajasthan Royals brought the curtains down on his maiden stint.

Mumbai have been plagued with bowling injuries all season long with Joseph himself arriving as a replacement for the injured Adam Milne.

For Hendricks, it will be the second stint in the IPL with the pacer earlier having turned out for Kings XI Punjab in 2014 and 2015. The 28-year-old made his T20I debut for South Africa in 2014 and has since played 10 matches in the format while picking up 16 wickets.

He was recently capped by the Proteas at the ODI level in their five-match series against Pakistan where he picked a solitary wicket on debut.

Overall in the IPL, Hendricks has made seven appearances where he has picked up nine wickets at an economy-rate of 9.40.

Rohit Sharma and his men are currently in third spot in the table with seven wins so far from their 10 clashes. They will next be in action on Friday when they take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the Chepauk stadium.

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