Oshane Thomas and Evin Lewis have been brought on board. Also, by Rajasthan Royals for the UAE-leg of the Indian Premier League 2021. Which was delayed in May due to the Covid-19 crisis in India.
Rajasthan Royals have brought West Indies players. Evin Lewis and Oshane Thomas are on board for the remaining 2021 season of the Indian Premier League. As substitutions for Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, respectively.
Evin Lewis played two seasons within the IPL for Mumbai Indians. In 2018 and 2019, scoring 430 runs from 16 games at 26.87. The 29-year-old made his debut for West Indies. Amid their 2016 World T20 campaign in India. Moreover, it has 1318 runs to his title in 45 T20Is, at a strike rate of 158.
Fast bowler Thomas is currently playing for the Barbados Royals. Also, within the Caribbean Premier League. He made his IPL debut for the Royals in 2019 and played 4 games. But remained on the seat last season. Thomas made his international debut in 2018, has picked up 27 wickets in 20 ODIs. Moreover, the 19 wickets in 17 T20Is.
“IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals today announced the final set of their replacement players. West Indian duo of Evin Lewis and Oshane Thomas will be joining the Royals squad as replacement players for the remainder of IPL..,” the franchise said in a release.
Jos Buttler pulled out of IPL 2021. As he and his spouse are anticipating their second child this month. Buttler has also chosen to skip the fourth Test. Against India because of the same reason.
All-rounder Stokes meanwhile, has taken an uncertain break from cricket. Also, to taking care of himself after his mental health. Stokes had made himself inaccessible for the five-Test series. Against India and was replaced by Craig Overton in England’s squad.
Lastly, the remaining 31 games of IPL 2021 will be played in the United Arab Emirates from September 19. Rajasthan Royals will resume their campaign. Against the Punjab Kings on September 21 in Dubai.