IPL 2024: GT announce Mohammed Shami’s replacement, MI add U19 World Cup hero for Madushanka

Image Source : GETTY, MUMBAI INDIANS Mohammed Shami and Kwena Maphaka.

Gujarat Titans have announced fast-bowler Sandeep Warrier as a replacement for Mohammed Shami for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. Notably, Mumbai Indians have roped in U19 World Cup star Kwena Maphaka for Dilshan Madushanka.

“Gujarat Titans (GT) named Sandeep Warrier as replacement for Mohd. Shami while Mumbai Indians (MI) added Kwena Maphaka to the squad as replacement for Dilshan Madushanka for the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Shami – the veteran Indian pacer – recently successfully underwent surgery for his right heel problem and is currently recovering. His replacement, Sandeep Warrier has so far played 5 IPL matches and will join GT for his base price of INR 50 Lac,” the IPL governing body stated in a media statement.

The body also confirmed that Madushanka was ruled out of the tournament and South Africa’s U19 World Cup hero Maphaha comes in his place. “Meanwhile, Dilshan Madushanka was ruled out of TATA IPL 2024 due to an injury. Kwena Maphaka – the left-arm pacer – represented South Africa at the recently concluded ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup and was named the Player of the Tournament. He will join MI for his base price of INR 50 Lac,” it added.

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