The Rajasthan Royals have marked West Indies opening hitter Evin Lewis and quick bowler Oshane Thomas as substitutes for Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, for the second leg of IPL 2021, which will run from September 19 to October 15 in the UAE and Oman.
Lewis is West Indies’ fifth-most elevated run-getter in T20Is, with 1318 runs, including 103 sixes. Just Chris Gayle (121) has hit more sixes for West Indies in T20I cricket. Lewis is at present piece of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the continuous CPL 2021 at Warner Park, where he has begun the competition with scores of 6,62 and 30.
This will be Lewis’ first spell with the Royals and second generally in the IPL, having been important for the Mumbai Indians side in 2018 and 2019.
For Thomas, this will be his second spell with the Royals in the IPL; he played four games for the establishment in 2019, taking five wickets at an economy pace of 7.90. Thomas will be the second player from the Barbados Royals in the CPL to join the Rajasthan Royals for the second piece of IPL. Recently, New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips was arranged as a trade for Jofra Archer.
Thomas can consistently hit speeds as much as 140kph and most as of late at the CPL, he bowled Gayle with a 142kph dart. With the shortfall of Buttler and Stokes, the Royals will presently be without three of their England stars. While Buttler has quit because of the approaching birth of his subsequent youngster, Stokes has put a hold on from the game for psychological wellness reasons. Toxophilite is the other truant, with an elbow crack decision him out of cricket for the remainder of the year.
The Rajasthan Royals, put fifth in the focuses table, will continue their IPL 2021 mission against the Punjab Kings on September 21.