IPL: Mumbai Indians sign Sherfane Rutherford in trade deal with Delhi Capitals

Sudhir Gupta 16:54 31/07/2019
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Rutherford (l) is now a Mumbai Indians player.

Defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians have roped in Sherfane Rutherford from Delhi Capitals after trading Mayank Markande in return.

Windies all-rounder Rutherford burst into the limelight with his displays for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) before going on to make his international debut against Bangladesh at the end of last year.

Rutherford was brought by Delhi Capitals in the 2018 IPL auctions with the 20-year-old putting in some impressive displays over the course of the season.

Meanwhile, young leg-spinner Markande was able to make just three appearances for Mumbai Indians in the 2019 edition of the IPL after what was a sensational debut campaign for him in 2018.

The youngster had claimed 15 wickets in his maiden IPL campaign last year but saw himself overtaken by fellow leg-spinner Rahul Chahar in the pecking order in the 2019 edition.

“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,” Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani stated.

“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.

“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.”

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