Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) have added fast bowling all-rounder Roosh Kalaria to their main squad to replace the injured Mohsin Khan for the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 28-year-old Kalaria had traveled to Abu Dhabi with the MI squad as a backup player and now has earned his maiden IPL contract.
Roosh Kalaria was part of the India U-19 team in the 2012 ICC U-19 cricket World Cup. He has often been seen playing a crucial role for Gujarat in domestic cricket over the years since his debut in 2012. Kalaria was inducted into the squad on Saturday during the team’s training session.
The cash-rich league is scheduled to be commencing in Dubai on Sunday with a much-awaited clash between five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians and three-time winners Chennai Super Kings.
In the 30th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 which will be marking the resumption of the season, will see the two-time defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will be locking horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. The first phase of the IPL in India had to be paused due to the sudden spread of the Covid-19 virus. BCCI decided to host the remaining part of the tournament in the UAE.
Chennai Super Kings won 5 of their 7 games, and are standing second on the points table whereas MI has won 4 of their 7 matches, and is standing at the 4th spot on the table. The two teams went loggerheads against each other in the third last game (27th match) at Delhi before the tournament came to a halt. In that game, Mumbai defeated CSK by 4 wickets in a nail-biting finish.