IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians have brought in youngster Kumar Kartikeya as a replacement for the injured Arshad Khan.
Arshad had yet not featured in a game for the Mumbai Indians this season.
Kartikeya has played only 8 T20s for Madhya Pradesh taking nine wickets.
Meanwhile, he also became the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the 2021-22 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Playing only 9 first-class and 19 List A games, Kartikeya has surely made a mark for himself in the domestic circuit as a successful bowler for Madhya Pradesh.
Similarly, he has picked up 35 and 18 wickets in both formats of domestic cricket.
Kartikeya has joined the Mumbai Indians’ squad for INR 20 lakhs. The other spin bowling options available for the Mumbai Indians are M Ashwin, Mayank Markande and Fabian Allen.
Kartikeya was used for the first time yesterday by the Mumbai Indians and he did a pretty decent job.
Mumbai Indians tasted their first success against the Rajasthan Royals at Dr DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai where they won the game by 5 wickets.
The bowling unit of Mumbai did an excellent job by restricting the Rajasthan Royals to just 158/6.