Rajasthan Royals have named the West Indian duo of Evin Lewis and Oshane Thomas as replacements for all-rounder Ben Stokes and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler for the second leg of the 14th season of the IPL.
Rajasthan Royals’ official Twitter account revealed on Tuesday that the West Indian opener Evin Lewis will substitute England stumper Jos Buttler. In the meantime, pacer Oshane Thomas will substitute all-rounder Ben Stokes for the rest of IPL 2021.
Take a look at the Rajasthan Royals’ put up here-
Ben Stokes is unavailable attributable to psychological well being points. The star England all-rounder featured in only one sport in the course of the first leg earlier than he received dominated out attributable to a finger damage.
Jos Buttler, alternatively, smashed his maiden T20 hundred in what turned out to be the final sport for the Royals in the course of the 1st leg. Buttler will probably be unavailable for the 2nd leg as he’s at the moment on paternity go away.
Evin Lewis and Oshane Thomas have beforehand featured within the IPL
West Indian southpaw Evin Lewis will probably be seeking to show his value within the upcoming season after the opener failed to draw any bidders in the course of the 2021 IPL public sale.
Lewis had additionally gone unsold within the earlier public sale and that is in all probability due to his previous failures within the cash-rich league.
Lewis was picked up by Mumbai Indians within the 2018 public sale for a hefty sum of Rs 3.8 crore. He was retained the next yr however the left-hander proved to be a disappointment.
In 16 video games throughout two seasons, Lewis managed a mere 430 runs at a median of 26.87 and a strike price of 131.09 with 2 50+ scores.
He was subsequently launched forward of the 2020 public sale the place he went unsold.
That mentioned, Lewis has been in nice type this yr whereas taking part in for the nationwide facet. He was the main scorer for the West Indies – 178 runs in 5 T20Is at a median of 35.60 and a strike price of 160.36- in opposition to South Africa.
Oshane Thomas, alternatively, has beforehand featured for the Rajasthan Royals within the IPL. He was, nonetheless, launched from the squad forward of the 2021 mini-auction.
Thomas is at the moment plying his commerce within the CPL the place he has dished out good performances for the Barbados Royals to date.