The IPL 2021 resumes from today with a match between the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. However there will be no playing for Mohsin Khan as he has been ruled out due an injury sustained. In his place Roosh Kalaria steps up to replace him.
The Mumbai Indians have roped in a player for the UAE leg of their Indian Premier League campaign. Pacer Roosh Kalaria will join up with his new teammates just one day before they face-off against Chennai Super Kings to begin around 7:30 pm IST today. He replaces injured all-rounder Mohsin Khan, who had been partaking here as well but suffered an injury.
“Mumbai Indians have added fast bowling all-rounder Roosh Kalaria as an injury replacement for Mohsin Khan for the UAE leg of IPL 2021. The 228-year-old Kalaria had travelled to Abu Dhabi with the Mumbai Indians squad as a support player and now has earned his first IPL contract,” said MI in a statement.
“Kalaria was part of the India U-19 team in the 2012 ICC U-19 cricket World Cup. Kalaria has been a key player for Gujarat in the domestic cricket over the years since his debut in 2012. Kalaria was inducted in the squad today during the team’s training session,” it added.
The Gujarat-based player has claimed 37 wickets from 31 matches at an economy of 6.53, and he’s also been highly influential in List A circuit with 66 scalps to his name across 46 games for MI (fourth place). The game against former champion CSK will take place on Sunday; they need three or four wins to secure playoffs berth while it is two places away for Chennai Super Kings who missed out last season.