The five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) have signed up Kerala cricketer Rojith Ganesh as their reserve players ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The franchise have kickstarted their preparations for the marquee T20 league, beginning from the 9th of April. Mumbai Indians, who have secured Rojith Ganesh’s services, will open the tournament against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai.
Who is Rojith Ganesh?
Rojith Kalliparambil Ganesh better known as Rojith K.G is an Indian cricketer who represents Kerala in domestic cricket. He is an allrounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm legspin.
Rojith Ganesh represented Kerala in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare trophy. However, he could only play a handful number of matches where he wasn’t able to showcase his skills in the tournament. Nevertheless, the all-rounder seemed to have impressed the defending champions in the KCA Presidents T20 Cup.
The 27-year old could not feature in all the matches, but he was part of KCA Royals, who stood triumphant in the competition. In one of the fixtures, he slammed an unbeaten 28 off 11 balls at an impressive strike rate of 250. Even with the ball, Rojith Ganesh impressed on certain occasions picking wickets for the team.
The Mumbai Indians talent scout seem to be imprinted with Ganesh’s game and have roped him a reserve player for the upcoming IPL season which is a major break for the youngster.
After being picked as a reserve player in the Mumbai Indians line-up, Rojith was delighted and confirmed the news on his official Instagram handle.
“Happy to stand with champions side @mumbaiindians #ipl2021,” the caption of his post read.
Furthermore, Mumbai Indians will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2021 season opener in Chennai on April 9.
Mumbai Indians is the most successful franchisee in the Indian Premier Leagues so far, winning IPL trophies five times in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. Mumbai Indians consists of some well-known names like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Quinton de Kock and Kieron Pollard.