West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith has replaced Australian left-arm medium pacer Mitchell Johnson in the Mumbai Indians squad.
Johnsonwas was ruled out to play IPL by Cricket Australia due to a foot injury that he had sustained in November last year.
Smith has also served the Mumbai Indians in 2008, the IPL’s inaugural year and later moved on to playing for Deccan Chargers in the second season.
His career in Twenty20 had received a shot in the arm after he was selected in West Indies’ 15-man squad for the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship that Indian eventually won.
He has also represented West Indies ‘A’ team, the New South Wales, English county Sussex and Bangladesh Premier League team Khulna Royals Bengal.
Smith, who had remained unsold in the auction with a base price of $100000, is expected to join the Mumbai Indians squad on Thursday.