Mumbai Indians have roped in left-arm spinner Kumar Kartikeya Singh as a replacement for the injured Mohd Arshad Khan for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
“The left-arm spinner will join Mumbai Indians for the price of Rs 20 lakh,” the IPL stated in a media statement on Thursday.
Kumar Kartikeya Singh, who represents Madhya Pradesh in domestic cricket, has so far played nine first-class matches, 19 List A games and eight T20s, picking 35, 18 and 9 wickets respectively.
Singh was with the Mumbai Indians as part of the support team. Arshad sustained an injury and has been ruled out for the rest of the IPL. Singh has been with the Mumbai Indians as part of the support team and has now signed on to join the squad for the 2022 season.
Kartikeya is a slow left-arm bowler and has represented MP across all three formats of the game since making his debut in 2018. Kumar Kartikeya has been impressive in the nets and his learning trajectory on improving and fine-tuning his bowling skills have earned him the call up to the main squad.
Mumbai Indians, who have lost all eight matches of the season so far and are searching for their first win, will take on the Rajasthan Royals on April 30 at the DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.
The Rohit Sharma-led side will now face Rajasthan Royals on April 30 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.