Mumbai Indians add Scott Kuggeleijn to the squad as a reserve player
There's some news that might excite Mumbai Indians fans. Mumbai Indians have added New Zealand all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn as a reserve player for the Indian Premier League 2021 season.
Mumbai Indians' hard-hitting all-rounder and New Zealand international Jimmy Neesham posted a story on Instagram in which Kuggeleijn was seen playing snooker.
Mumbai Indians' whole squad has just reached Delhi to play their upcoming rounds of Indian Premier League matches.
Scott Kuggeleijn made his debut in domestic cricket in 2011. He has also represented New Zealand in One Day International and T20 International.
He has featured 16 times for New Zealand in T20I and has picked up 13 wickets.
He has also previously played in the Indian Premier League for MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings to replace injured Lungi Ngidi for IPL 2019. He featured only twice for Chennai based team and has no wickets to his name.
Mumbai Indians have not been at their best in IPL 2021
Talking about the defending champions of Indian Premier League (IPL) Mumbai Indians, they haven't had the start they expected as they are currently placed 4th in the points table and have suffered three defeats in their five matches so far. Their last two games have resulted in a loss for the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians.
They faced Punjab Kings in their previous match in which their performance was nothing short of a disaster. After being put to bat first, Mumbai Indians only managed to put 131 runs on the board, which Punjab Kings chased with ease as they won by nine wickets.
Captain Rohit Sharma was the leading run-scorer for Mumbai Indians in the match, while Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Chris Gayle ensured that Punjab Kings face no problem in chasing the total.
Mumbai Indians have been given a short rest period between their matches as they have now shifted to Delhi for their upcoming games. They face Rajasthan Royals next on 29th April, and Rohit and co will be looking to bounce back.