Mumbai Indians signs Rutherford, releases Mayank Markande

Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians signed West Indies batsman Sherfane Rutherford has traded Mayank Markande to Delhi Capitals.

Mayank Markande played 17 matches and picked up 16 wickets in his two-year stint with Mumbai Indians.   -  Vivek Bendre

Four-time Indian Premier League champion, Mumbai Indians, has roped in West Indies batsman Sherfane Rutherford and has traded spinner Mayank Markande to Delhi Capitals.

In a statement, the franchise confirmed that it has enlisted the hard-hitting West Indies and Guyanese batsman Rutherford on its roster.

Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani said: “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.

“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.”

Markande, a spinner from Punjab hogged the limelight in the 2018 edition of the IPL and went on to get selected for the Indian T20 squad. He, however, had a disappointing outing this year.