IPL desk in Mumbai 02 May 2012 - 08:16pm IST
MI replace Johnson with Dwayne Smith
Aussie fast bowler has been ruled out of IPL 2012 due to injury
Dwayne Smith is expected to join MI on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Smith played five matches for MI in the IPL 2008, scoring 45 runs and taking five wickets. In IPL 2009, he moved to the Deccan Chargers, for whom he scored 215 runs and picked up a wicket in eight matches.
The all-rounder’s good form led to the Mumbai franchise including him in their squad. Smith scored 165 runs at a strike rate of 136 in the Caribbean Twenty20 competition. While playing for the Khulna Royal Bengals in the Bangladesh Premier League, Smith made 346 runs at 137.30.