Indian Premier League holders Mumbai Indians have released Mayank Markande to Delhi Capitals, in order to rope-in West Indies batsmen Sherfane Rutherford.
Mumbai Indians have a reputation of nurturing exciting young talents. Current Indian Team regulars Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Jaspreet Burmah have all come through the ranks of MI.
“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. 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,” said Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani.
“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,” he added.
Markande played just three games in IPL 2019 and bagged a wicket, while, Rutherford played 7 matches and scored just 73 runs. Although Markande took 15 wickets a season before that for MI. With Rahul Chahar coming to through the ranks, he couldn’t retain his position in the team.
However, the Capitals did miss a regular spinner and Markande will be a good addition to the squad.