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IPL 2021: Evin Lewis,Oshane Thomas As Replacement Players

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler will be replaced by Evin Lewis, England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be replaced by Oshane Thomas.

“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

Trinidadian limited-overs cricketer

Evin Earl Lewis is a Trinidadian limited-overs cricketer who represents the West Indies in limited-overs matches. He bats first as a left-handed opener. Lewis is the third batsman to score two Twenty20 International centuries. He is a fast-scoring left-handed batsman. He made his West Indies debut during the 2016 World T20 campaign in India and has 1318 runs at a strike rate of 158 in 45 T20Is.

In 57 One-Day Internationals, he scored 1847 runs for the West Indies. His outstanding performances for the national team earned him a contract with the Mumbai Indians in 2018, where he scored 430 runs in 16 matches over the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Thomas, who is currently playing in the Caribbean Premier League for the Barbados Royals, made his international debut in 2018 when he faced India in a bilateral ODI and T20I series.

West Indies’ Emerging Player of the Year in 2019

Thomas, who was named West Indies’ Emerging Player of the Year in 2019, has taken 27 wickets in 20 ODIs and 19 wickets in 17 T20Is since then. In the IPL, the fiery bowler picked up five wickets in four matches for the Royals in 2019, and he was also with the franchise during the 2020 season in the UAE.

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