West Indies' Lendl Simmons has been included in the Mumbai Indians' squad in place of Jalaj Saxena, according to organisers of the Indian Premier League. Although an official reason was not given, the inclusion of Simmons will add much-needed power to what has otherwise been a shoddy display from the defending champions so far.
"The IPL Event Technical Committee has approved Lendl Simmons as a replacement player for Jalaj Saxena for the remainder of the Pepsi IPL 2014 season. Simmons is eligible to play for Mumbai Indians with immediate effect," read a release from IPL.
Simmons has never played IPL so far but the 29-year-old has the experience of featuring in eight Tests, 58 ODIs and 30 Twenty20 internationals for the West Indies.