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Mitchell McClenaghan replaces injured Jason Behrendorff in Mumbai Indians squad

Mitchell McClenaghan returns to Mumbai Indians squad
Mitchell McClenaghan returns to Mumbai Indians squad
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Mumbai Indians have replaced injured Australia fast bowler Jason Behrendorff with New Zealand's Mitchell McClenaghan in the squad for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The 27-year-old, whose career has been marred by injuries sustained a back problem and will now have to wait for his chance to make his debut in the high profile tournament.

Behrendorff made his debut for Australia during the Twenty20 International series against Australia where he claimed figures of 21 for four on his maiden outing in Ranchi.

McClenaghan was unsold in the auction held earlier this year will join the defending champions for his fourth successive season and has snared 54 wickets from 40 games in the IPL at a strike rate of 17.15.

Mumbai Indians will kick-start their IPL 2018 season with a clash against Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 7th April.

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