Mumbai Indians summon Milind Kumar to be tried

MUMBAI: A very successful national season can help Milind Kumar win a contract with a high profile IPL equipment.

The former Delhi batter, who made a record of 1331 runs in eight games with a Bradmansque average of 121.00, in a count that included six centuries (two consecutive double hundreds) and four fifty in the Ranji Trophy for Sikkim last season, he was recently called by the Mumbai Indians for rehearsals recently.

Kumar's aggregate was the second highest, behind 1415 VVS Laxman for Hyderabad in the 1999-2000 season. Having changed to Tripura this season, the 28-year-old continued his good form, breaking 390 runs at 55.71 in nine games at the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

He was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at his base price of Rs 20 lakhs before IPL 12, before being released. He was also a part of the Delhi Daredevils in IPL -7. Kumar is a useful off-spinner too.