IPL 7: Mumbai Indians Bring in ex-Kings XI Punjab seamer Praveen Kumar for Injured Zaheer

Praveen Kumar, who played for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League last season, has replaced injured Zaheer Khan in the current Mumbai Indians team

updated: May 08, 2014 20:24 IST
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Praveen Kumar, who went unsold in the Indian Premier League auctions in February this year, will return to action soon. Mumbai Indians have signed up the former India pacer and Kings XI Punjab regular for the injured Zaheer Khan. Praveen Kumar will be available for Mumbai Indians upcoming match against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.

Zaheer, who played six games, was ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. Praveen did reasonably well for Kings XI Punjab in 2013, taking 12 wickets in 15 matches at an economy rate of 6.62. In spite of facing fitness and disciplinary issues, he picked eight wickets in six games for Uttar Pradesh in the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Praveen played for Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2008 to 2010. He moved to Kings XI Punjab in 2011.