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IPL 2019: Jason Behrendorff leaves Mumbai Indians to join Australia’s World Cup training camp

He played five matches and scalped the same number of wickets this season.

Jason Behrendorff
Jason Behrendorff. (Photo: Sandeep Mahankal/IANS)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is losing the international flavour very fast as the foreign players are leaving their respective franchises with the World Cup approaching. The latest player to join the list is Jason Behrendorff who is the part of the Mumbai Indians (MI). The left-arm seamer left for Australia to join the national camp ahead of the mega event in England in next month.

The cricketer himself posted the goodbye message on Monday after MI lost the important game against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens. Though Behrendorff wasn’t the part of the playing XI he made his presence whenever the opportunity was presented. The Aussie took the field in five matches for his franchise and picked five wickets conceding runs at an economy of 8.68.

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“#VIVOIPL was this much fun with @mipaltan Great 1st #IPL experience with an excellent franchise! Keep playing well boys, looking forward to watching us in the final in a couple of weeks! Until next time,” Behrendorff’s tweet read.

MI wish all the best

Mumbai Indians’ official Twitter handle also in response wished all the luck to the fast bowler ahead of the World Cup. “Until next time, @JDorff5 All the best for #CWC19 and see you in Mumbai soon #

Behrendorff was the part of Australia’s ODI squad which whitewashed Pakistan in the five-match series in the United Arab Emirates recently. He was then picked in the World Cup squad by the selectors and will most probably be the backup for Mitchell Starc who is also the left-arm seamer. He has only played six ODIs so far in his short career and he accounted for seven wickets at an economy of 5.34. IPL experience must have done a world of good to his confidence as well.

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