“Someone who can be trusted to finish an innings” – LSG trade Shepherd to Mumbai Indians for INR 50 lacs ahead of IPL 2024

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians acquired the services of West Indies all-rounder Romario Shepherd following a successful trade with Lucknow Super Giants.

Accoding to Mumbai Indians statement “The 28-year-old Guyaneese giant comes in with an equally huge reputation of being the perfect all-rounder – someone who can be called upon to bowl in any situation thanks to the entire armoury of tricks and variations he has up his sleeve, and someone who can be trusted to finish an innings, thanks to the massive hits he can unleash.”

Having made his domestic debut for Guyana in the Regional Super50 competition in 2016, he impressed immediately on debut, and climbed up the priority charts quickly.

A CPL deal with the Guyana Amazon Warriors soon followed, and so did a national call-up for the West Indies in 2018. He boasts of super-impressive numbers in the T20 circuit, with a batting strike-rate of over 150 and 109 wickets at an average of 23 in 99 games.

Mumbai Indians is set to be the third franchise Shepherd represents in the IPL after Sunrisers Hyderabad (2022) and Lucknow Super Giants (2023).

Shepherd played just one game for LSG in IPL 2023 and scored a golden duck in his team’s five-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The 28-year-old made his IPL debut in 2022 with Sunrisers Hyderabad after being bought for Rs. 7.75 crore at the auction. He featured in three games and scored 58 runs at a strike rate of 141.46 while also picking three wickets with the ball.

Ahead of the 2023 season, Lucknow roped him in for his base price of Rs. 50 lakh.

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