Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha has transferred from Deccan Chargers to Mumbai Indians, ahead of the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting April 4.
Ojha, who is currently with the Test team in Australia, is the sixth player to be transferred during the 2012 trading window.
Ojha has been a part of the Deccan Chargers, since the first IPL season in 2008. He took 62 wickets in 56 matches at an average of 22.19 and an economy-rate of 7.08.
Ojha won the Purple Cap for being the highest wicket-taker in the IPL 2010.
Nita Ambani, the owner of the Mumbai Indians, said “With a spinner of Pragyan Ojha’s competence, we fortify our bowling department that has won us many matches in the past seasons.
“Pragyan Ojha is a player of great international repute, and we welcome him with much excitement.”
E Venkat Reddy, COO of the Deccan Chargers said “Pragyan is an outstanding cricketer. He was one of the chief architects of our triumph in 2009.
“His performances for India, and in the IPL, speak for themselves. We wish him all the best for the future.”
The following trades have been confirmed earlier:
- Dinesh Karthik from KXIP to MI
- R Satish from MI to KXIP
- Harmeet Singh from DC to KXIP
- Kevin Pietersen from DC to DD
- Andrew McDonald from DD to RCB