Mumbai Indians Enlist Luke Wood as Replacement for Injured Jason Behrendorff Ahead of IPL Debut; Joins Team for 50 Lakhs

The Mumbai Indians have been dealt a significant blow ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season. Their key fast bowler, Jason Behrendorff, has been ruled out due to injury. In his place, the franchise has roped in England’s rapid bowler, Luke Wood, for a sum of 50 lakhs rupees. 

Wood, who plays for England, is slated to participate in 5 T20 matches and 2 ODIs. He boasts an impressive record of 8 wickets in T20 cricket.

Dozen Players Withdrawn from Indian League Days Before Kickoff

In a surprising turn of events, several prominent players from around the globe have withdrawn from the Indian League just three days before its commencement. 

Among them, three days prior, Delhi’s fast bowler Lungi Ngidi, Jason Roy from Kolkata, Gujarat Titans’ bowler Mohammed Shami, and Mark Wood have opted out.

IPL 2024 Season Opener Set for March 22, Clash Between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore

The upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to kick off from March 22. The Chepauk Stadium will witness defending champions Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians will play their first match against Gujarat Titans on March 24 in Mohali.

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