Thursday, July 18, 2024

Mumbai Indians: Kwena Mphanka instead of Dilshan Madushana in the Mumbai Indians team leader

Mumbai; News Agency: Mumbai Indians have selected debutant South African medium pacer Kwena Mphanka to replace the injured Dilshan Madushana for the upcoming IPL tournament. The 23-year-old Madushanaka suffered a hamstring injury during the ODI series against Bangladesh and was ruled out of this year's IPL. Madushanaka was signed by Mumbai Indians with a bid of Rs 4.6 crore. He took 21 wickets in 9 matches in ODI World Cup last year. (Mumbai Indians)

The 17-year-old Maphanka came into the limelight this year after taking 21 wickets at an average of 9.71 in the U-19 World Cup. Former fast bowler Lan Donald has praised Mfanka's fast bowling many times in the past. Maphanka 140 kmph. The fast pacer will make an eye-catching contribution in bowling penetrating yorkers as well as hitting at a controlled pace in the death overs, said Mumbai Indians. Mfanka will get to share the dressing room with bowling coach Lasith Malinga and leading bowler Jasprit Bumrah. He further mentioned that this experience will also be valuable for him.

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