Mumbai Indians rope in Simarjeet Singh as Arjun Tendulkar's replacement
The Delhi seamer has started training with the squad after completing the mandatory quarantine
Mumbai Indians have drafted in Delhi seamer Simarjeet Singh as a replacement for the injured Arjun Tendulkar in the ongoing UAE leg of the IPL. According to a media release from the franchise, the 23-year old has started training with the squad after completing the mandatory quarantine.
Most recently, Simarjeet had also travelled with the India white-ball squad to Sri Lanka as a net bowler. In all, Simarjeet has played 15 T20s, taking 18 wickets at an average of 20.50 and economy rate of 7.76. During the 2020-21 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy, he emerged as Delhi's joint-second-highest wicket-taker, with 11 strikes at an economy rate of 5.65.
Both Arjun and Simarjeet are uncapped in the IPL. Arjun was picked up by the franchise at the 2021 auction for his base price of INR 20 lakh.
Mumbai Indians, the defending champions, are currently fifth on the points table, with five wins from 11 games. Mumbai will look to break away from the mid-table logjam when they face the Delhi Capitals in Sharjah on October 2.