“While Porel joined DC for Rs 20 lakh, MI have brought Sandeep Warrier on board for Rs 50 lakh,” stated an IPL media release.
“Porel, who is a wicketkeeper-batter, has played 16 First-Class matches in addition to 3 List A and as many T20s for Bengal.
Sandeep Warrier, who has played for India, has thus far played 68 T20s and scalped 62 wickets. He was previously a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, having played 5 IPL games,” the release further said.
Pant, who met with a horrific car accident late last year and ruled out of competitive cricket for at least one year, was an integral part of the Delhi franchise along with being their skipper.
A back injury followed by a surgery has ruled out the recuperating Bumrah from the upcoming season, which will be the first instance in 10 years that the right-arm fast bowler will miss an IPL edition.