IPL 2024: A Blow For MI As Jason Behrendorff Ruled Out, Luke Wood Replaces Him In The Squad

IPL 2024: A Blow For MI As Jason Behrendorff Ruled Out, Luke Wood Replaces Him In The Squad

Behrendorff has become the latest addition to Mumbai Indians' list of injury woes ahead of their season opener against Gujarat Titans at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on March 24.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 02:49 PM IST
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Mumbai Indians suffered a big blow ahead of IPL 2024 as the pacer Jason Behrendorff has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury. The franchise called in English pacer Luke Wood as his replacement for the upcoming IPL season.

Behrendorff has become the latest addition to Mumbai Indians' list of injury woes ahead of their season opener against Gujarat Titans at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on March 24. Dilshan Madushanka picked up an injury during the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh and is expected to miss the initial stages of IPL 2024.

Young South African pacer Gerald Coetzee is recovering from pelvic inflammation and is unlikely to be available for selection for the few matches of Mumbai Indians' campaign

Jason Behrendorff's absence from the IPL 2024 is a big blow to the pace bowling unit of Mumbai Indians which includes the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Akash Medhwal and Arjun Tendulkar. Behrendorff picked 14 wickets in 12 matches for Mumbai Indians in the last IPL season.

In IPL, Jason Behrendorff has picked 19 wickets at an average of 29.05 and an economy rate of 9.05 in 17 matches.

Luke Wood to join Mumbai Indians for INR 50 Lakhs ahead of IPL 2024

English pacer Luke Wood will join the Mumbai Indians squad for INR 50 lakh ahead of the upcoming IPL season. The 28-year-old has featured in Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League and Bangla Premier League.

Wood was part of Peshwar Zalmi in the PSL 2024 and picked 12 wickets at an average of 29.08 and an economy rate of 8.24 in 11 matches. English bowler played a crucial player in helping Zalmi reach the semifinal, where they lost to Islamabad United by five wickets.

In T20s, Luke Wood has scalped 147 wickets, including a fifer and a five-wicket haul, at an average of 25.87 and an economy rate of 8.45 in 140 matches.

Luke Wood is likely to make his IPL debut when Mumbai Indians take on Gujarat Titans at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on April 1.

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