IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians Rope In Riley Meredith As Replacement For Jhye Richardson

The Mumbai Indians replaced the injured Jhye Richardson with Australian fast bowler Riley Meredith for the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). For INR 1.5 crores (about USD 182,000), the franchise had signed Meredith.

The Mumbai Indians replaced Jhye Richardson with Riley Meredith

What is Riley Meredith latest news? In 2022, right-arm fast bowler Meredith played eight games for Mumbai, taking eight wickets at an economy rate of 8.42, but the team still ended last in the standings. He was cut before the 2023 season's auction. He also has experience with the Punjab Kings, having played for them during his initial IPL years. 

In the just-concluded 2023 Big Bash League (BBL), Meredith took 21 wickets across 14 games, tying for fifth-most among all players. He has played in 77 Twenty20 matches for Australia, including five internationals, and has taken 100 wickets at an average of 8.33 an over. According to ESPN CricInfo's reporting, the Mumbai Indians were keen on signing Sri Lankan fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera at one point but ultimately failed.

Meanwhile, Mumbai's 2023 IPL season opened with a thrashing loss to the Royal Challengers Bangalore. They needed more pace options after losing Jasprit Bumrah and Richardson to injuries. Riley Meredith joined other overseas seam bowlers on the franchise's roster - Jofra Archer, Jason Behrendorff, Duan Jansen, and Cameron Green. 

In March 2023, Richardson had surgery to fix the hamstring issue that had plagued him for so long. He would probably also be unable to attend the upcoming Ashes. A recurrence of an injury he suffered while playing for Perth Scorchers in this year's BBL prevented him from playing in Western Australia's Marsh Cup final appearance or the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) between India and Australia that followed the conclusion of their Test series.

"Unfortunately, cricket is a sport where injuries frequently occur. Frustrating? Absolutely. However, I can now return to playing, my true passion, and devote myself to improving my game to an even higher level. You take two steps forward and one step back,” said Richardson. 

Before Mumbai Indians' next game against Chennai Super Kings, Riley Meredith can join the team.

Riley Meredith Facts

Before Riley Meredith was allowed to play Twenty20s in franchise contests, he made his List A (one-day format) debut. In a warm-up match against the touring Pakistanis in January 2017, he was chosen to play for a Cricket Australia XI.

Luck played a role in him making his T20 debut. Although he had not yet broken into the starting eleven, Riley Meredith could play in the BBL semi-final and final for the Hobart Hurricanes in 2017–18 because English recruit Tymal Mills suffered an unfortunate injury. These were not just the first two games he played for the team, but the first two games he ever played in the Twenty20 format.

With 27 wickets for Tasmania in 8 matches in the Sheffield Shield (Australia's premier domestic first-class cricket competition) and 16 scalps in the BBL, he helped the Hobart Hurricanes reach the semi-finals of the tournament the following season (2018-19).

Due to a serious side strain, Riley Meredith could only play in a handful of BBL games in 2019–20. Despite this, he showed promise on his return, taking 10 wickets at an economy rate of 6.68.

Riley Meredith's career has taken off since his professional cricket debut in Australia's domestic competition in the 2017–18 season. In July 2020, Riley Meredith was added to the preliminary Australian international squad in preparation for the team's upcoming tour of England. 

What is the net worth of Riley Meredith?
Riley Meredith’s net worth stands at $4 million, or roughly INR 34 crores.
Which team bought Riley Meredith in the 2023 IPL?
In the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League, Riley Meredith replaced Jhye Richardson for the Mumbai Indians and was paid the transfer fee of INR 1 crore.
What is the IPL salary of Riley Meredith?
In 2023, Riley Meredith earned INR 1 crore from the Indian Premier League.