Lucknow Super Giants trade Romario Shepherd to Mumbai Indians

West Indies all-rounder Romario Shepherd with four IPL matches under his belt for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), has been traded to the Mumbai Indians (MI) during the IPL trading window for the 2024 season. The transfer involves his current fee of INR 50 lakh. Shepherd’s journey began in 2016 when he marked his domestic debut for Guyana in the Regional Super50 competition.

His stellar performances immediately put him on the cricketing radar, securing a CPL contract with the Guyana Amazon Warriors. In 2018, he earned a call-up to the West Indies national team. With an impressive T20 record boasting a batting strike rate exceeding 150 and 109 wickets at a remarkable average of 23 across 99 matches, Shepherd has solidified his position in the cricketing world.

The 28-year-old is hailed as the quintessential all-rounder. He is regarded as someone with versatility and possesses a rich array of bowling skills and variations, making him a reliable option in any match scenario. Additionally, his ability to unleash powerful strokes with the bat makes him a trustworthy finisher for any innings.

What is IPL trading window?

The IPL 2024 trade window offers teams the opportunity to swap players before the upcoming IPL 2024 Auction. In preparation for the auction, each franchise will decide on the players they want to keep and release, aiming to enhance their team’s strength. Underperforming or highly paid players from the previous IPL season are typically released as teams seek to acquire top-quality talent to bolster their squad for the upcoming season.

Leading up to the IPL 2024 Auction, each franchise will strategise their selections according to their team requirements and player performance. As the trading window for IPL 2024 progresses, teams will reveal their exchanged players once the trade is officially sanctioned. Stay tuned for immediate updates on the player and team involved in these trades following the official announcements.