New Delhi: The defending champions of IPL who are facing a tough time in the seventh edition of the tournament has included pacer Praveen Kumar in place of another injured pacer Zaheer Khan for the remaining part of the tournament.
MI skipper Rohit Sharma tweeted Kumar`s picture in the team`s jersey and said, "Welcome mate good to have you!!!"
Praveen Kumar who went unsold at these year's players auction was brought in by the team management and has already joined the team and was also seen practicing at the nets.
Zaheer Khan had been ruled out of the tournament after suffering a severe side strain after bowling just three deliveries of his final over in Mumbai`s game against Kings XI Punjab.
Praveen will be available for Mumbai's next game against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.
Praveen, who was a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2008 to 2010, moved to Kings XI Punjab in 2011.