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IPL: Alzarri Joseph joins Mumbai Indians as Milne ruled out due to injury

The 26-year-old Milne has been forced to pull out without playing a single IPL game this season

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Alzarri Joseph
Alzarri Joseph (Photo: Mumbai Indians)

Three-time champions have signed West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph after their import was ruled out of the event due to a heel injury.

The 26-year-old Milne has been forced to pull out without playing a single game this season.

"have picked Alzarri Joseph as a replacement for the injured fast bowler for the 2019," the IPL said in a statement.

"Joseph has featured in nine Tests and 16 ODIs for the so far," it added.

Joseph, a right-arm pacer, has picked up 25 Test wickets and 24 ODI wickets for his country.

Joseph's inclusion further boosts Mumbai's bowling attack after the return of Sri Lankan veteran pacer Lasith Malinga.

Mumbai lost their opening game against Delhi Capitals on Sunday.

First Published: Thu, March 28 2019. 11:10 IST