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Rajasthan Royals Sign Shamsi As Replacement For Tye

The Rajasthan Royals have signed South African legspinner and World No.1 T20I bowler Tabraiz Shamsi as a replacement for Australian pacer Andrew Tye for the remainder of the IPL, the franchise announced on August 25.

In 39 T20Is, the left-arm chinaman bowler has 45 wickets. Shamsi has played four IPL matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, taking three wickets in 2016. Shamsi also took seven wickets for Oval Invincibles in five games during The Hundred.

Tye withdrew from the tournament to spend time with his family after a hectic season of jumping from one bio-bubble to the next. “It is with great regret that I have to pull out of the remainder of the IPL 2021 with the Rajasthan Royals,” Tye said  “It has been a long year for me which has kept me away from home for a lengthy period, and the disappointment of not making it to the World Cup squad has added to the dismay.

“Therefore, keeping my best interests in mind, I had to make this tough decision of staying at home and preparing myself mentally and physically for next year’s T20 World Cup. I am gutted that I won’t be able to rejoin the Royals family this year, but like all the fans out there, I will be cheering the team on,” he added.

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