Indian all-rounder Jayant Yadhav, who was earlier retained by the Delhi Capitals has now been traded to Mumbai Indians confirmed a statement on the Indian Premier League’s official website.
The 28-year-old has been with the Delhi franchise since 2015 but had hardly played for them. In his three years at the club, off-spinner has played just 10 matches with four wickets.
But with Delhi purchasing Axer Patel and Jalaj Saxena – both spin-bowling all-rounders – in the recently concluded auction, the management decided to trade him to the Mumbai Indians.
Jayant, who has a Test century to his name has already represented Indian in four Test matches, will now join the likes of Hardik Pandya, his brother and Yuvraj Singh as the four Indian all-rounders. While his playing time is certain to be limited even in the new team, Jayant still can be a great backup option for Rohit Dharma-led side.
The IPL trading window remains open till 30 days prior to the start of IPL 2019.
In four matches for India, he has scored 228 runs with a hundred and a half century. He also has 11 wickets to his name in the longest format of the game.
Yadav plays for Haryana in domestic cricket and has already represented India in one ODI match last year where he took one wicket.
Mumbai had also earlier traded South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock from Royal Challengers Bangalore before the IPL auctions. They later bought Lasith Malinga, Yuvraj Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Dar, Anmolpreet Singh and Barinder Sran as additional reinforcements for their already solid side.
Mumbai Indians Final Squad:
Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Quinton de Kock, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Dar, Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav