IPL 2019: Alzarri Joseph replaces Adam Milne for MI

DN Bureau

Three-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians have signed West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph after their New Zealand import Adam Milne was ruled out of the event due to a heel injury.

Alzarri Joseph
Alzarri Joseph

Mumbai: Three-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians have signed West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph after their New Zealand import Adam Milne was ruled out of the event due to a heel injury.

The 26-year-old Milne has been forced to pull out without playing a single IPL game this season.

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"Mumbai Indians have picked Alzarri Joseph as a replacement for the injured fast bowler Adam Milne for the IPL 2019," the IPL said in a statement.

"Joseph has featured in nine Tests and 16 ODIs for the West Indies so far," it added.

Adam Milne

Joseph, a right-arm pacer, has picked up 25 Test wickets and 24 ODI wickets for his country. 

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Joseph's inclusion further boosts Mumbai's bowling attack after the return of Sri Lankan veteran pacer Lasith Malinga.

Mumbai lost their opening game against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. (PTI)













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