IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians name Akash Madhwal as Suryakumar Yadav's replacement 

Mumbai Indians have named Uttarakhand fast bowler as the replacement for Suryakumar Yadav.

Akash Madhwal will replace Suryakumar Yadav in IPL 2022 (Courtesy: Mumbai Indians)

Mumbai Indians have on Monday roped in Uttarakhand fast bowler Akash Madhwal as the replacement for their injured top-order batter Suryakumar Yadav. He has been roped in for the last two league matches for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The 28-year old medium-pacer, who has played 15 T20s and taken 15 wickets at an average of 26.60. He will join MI at the price of INR 20 Lakh.

“Madhwal has been with the MI as part of the support team. He was chosen at the MI preseason camp to join the support team and has over the months demonstrated his ability with the ball, earning him the opportunity to join the season squad,” an official media release said. 

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IPL 2022: Suryakumar Yadav was ruled out due to muscle strain

Premier Mumbai Indians batter Suryakumar Yadav was ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 due to muscle strain. The prolific top-order batter suffered a left forearm muscle injury during the clash against Gujarat Titans on May 6. “Suryakumar Yadav has sustained a muscle strain on the left forearm and has been ruled out for the season. He has been advised to rest, in consultation with the BCCI medical team,” Mumbai Indians said in an official statement. 

“We would like to field first, no particular reason. We keep changing what we want to do as a team. The season has been up and down for us. Everyone games us a new opportunity, we need to put our right foot forward. We have one change, Surya is injured. Ramandeep comes in for him,” Rohit Sharma said at the toss during Mumbai Indians’ match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.

Yadav had missed out on the initial matches in the lucrative tournament as he was recovering from a hairline fracture on his thumb that he picked up during the third T20I against the West Indies on February 22. The veteran had undergone his recovery at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru before joining the Mumbai Indians camp after missing out on the initial games. He was a vital cog in the Mumbai Indians set up as he notched up three half-centuries so far and is the second highest run-getter for the franchise. He was one of the biggest positives for the five-time champions who have otherwise had a poor outing in the IPL 2022. He scored 303 runs from eight matches at an average of 43.29.

Samrat Chakraborty

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