IPL 2018: Mitchell McClenaghan returns to MI as Jason Behrendorff replacement

Mitchell McClenaghan

Mitchell Mc Clenaghan has played for Mumbai Indians in the last three editions of IPL

Behrendorff was slated to play in his first IPL tournament but a back problem has ruled him out completely. In accordance with the Player Regulations, Mumbai Indians was allowed to choose a replacement from the Registered and Available Player Pool (RAPP). He was picked at his base price of Rs. 1 Crore. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text.

Mumbai will kick off their IPL campaign against returning Chennai Super Kings on April 7 in Mumbai. After going unsold in the auction, McClenaghan took to Twitter to post a message thanking the Mumbai side and captain Rohit Sharma for the three years he spent with the team.

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This will be McClenaghan's fourth season in the IPL after the tournament's technical committee approved the replacement. Mumbai Indian speedster McClenaghan, who went unsold in this year's auction, will now find himself back with the squad where he has achieved a lot of success. He played an important role in MI winning their third IPL title in 2017 picking up 19 wickets at 26.68 in 14 matches.

Since his debut for Mumbai in the 2015 season, McClenaghan has been the side's highest wicket taker, with 54 scalps in 40 innings at an economy rate of 8.61.

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