New Zealand pacer Scott Kuggeleijn joins Mumbai Indians squad as a reserve player ahead of IPL 2021


The five-time title holders Mumbai Indians didn't have a good time in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. They lost the opening game against Royal Challengers Bangalore as they failed to defend the target of 160 runs posted by them.

They are suffering a lack of contribution with the bat and big hitters like Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard have yet to do something on the field. The left-handed opener Quinton de Kock also struggling with his form after getting back to the team from quarantine.

Besides, Chris Lynn warmed the bench for the whole season in IPL 2020 that played at the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He got a chance in the first game against RCB in the absence of Quinton de Kock and missed his fifty by just one run.

The skipper of the side, Rohit Sharma has got some good starts but failed to convert those starts to big ones. Likewise, Suryakumar Yadav also played some vital knocks but could not be successful to convert it to the big numbers.

The story of Scott Kuggeleijn

Mumbai Indians has the services of New Zealand's best pacer Trent Boult who has the ability to go through any best batting line-up on his day. Along with him, they also have the likes of Adam Milne and Jimmy Neesham on the cards.

However, they added one more player from the New Zealand side named Scott Kuggeleijn. He has played 16 T20I for his national side and scalped 13 wickets to his name. 

It has been confirmed by Jimmy Neesham as he posted his picture in his Instagram story. Kuggeleijn was spotted in the story while playing the pool game in the Mumbai Indians room.

Besides, the Rohit-led side has suffered back to back losses in the last two games they played against Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings. Both the games have been lost due to the lack of contribution with the bat from fellow players.

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They are considered as the strongest side in the IPL as they have big names in their line-up and the dugout as well. Moreover, they will look to make a comeback in their upcoming game against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday.

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