Mumbai Indians rope in West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians, three-time champions of Indian Premier League (IPL), on Thursday signed West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph as a replacement for the injured fast bowler Adam Milne.

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

“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.

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

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians lost their opening game against Delhi Capitals on Sunday.

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