IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals signal world No. 1 T20 bowler Tabraiz Shamsi to replace Andrew Tye

Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday (August 25) roped in South Africa’s left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi for the the relaxation of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 scheduled to be held within the UAE from September 19. Shamsi, the world no. 1 ranked T20I bowler in ICC rankings, would perchance be joining the Royals squad as their second change participant.

The 31-year-historical from Johannesburg represented ‘The Titans’ in South Africa’s domestic cricket, and made his world debut for South Africa at some level of a bilateral T20I assortment in opposition to England in 2017. The left-arm leg spinner has since picked up 45 wickets in 39 T20Is, alongside with 32 wickets in 27 ODIs for South Africa.

In the IPL, Shamsi has performed 4 matches in which he picked up 3 wickets for Royals Challengers Bangalore, who had recruited him as a change participant at some level of the 2016 season. In the meantime, Australian pacer Andrew Tye, who had left for dwelling amid the COVID-19 pandemic at some level of the predominant fragment of the IPL, acknowledged he’s no longer going to be readily within the market for the the relaxation of the season.

Magic. Shamsi. Purple.

The enviornment’s No.1 T20I bowler will portray the Royals in UAE. #IPL2021 | #HallaBol | #RoyalsFamily | @shamsi90

— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) August 25, 2021

“It is a ways with big regret that I actually deserve to pull out of the the relaxation of the IPL 2021 with the Rajasthan Royals,” Tye acknowledged in a initiate issued by the franchise.

“It has been an extended year for me which has kept me remote from dwelling for a prolonged duration, and the frustration of no longer making it to the World Cup squad has added to the terror. Therefore, maintaining my handiest interests in mind, I needed to acquire this worrying decision of staying at dwelling and preparing myself mentally and physically for next year’s T20 World Cup.”

Tye acknowledged he’s gutted to no longer been in a exclaim to play the the relaxation of IPL. “I’m gutted that I is no longer going to be in a exclaim to rejoin the Royals household this year, however esteem the total fans within the market, I would perchance be cheering the personnel on.”

Liam Livingstone was the alternative RR participant who had flown aid to England citing bio-bubble fatigue in April. Rajasthan Royals are for the time being positioned fifth within the aspects table with three wins and four losses out of the seven games.

(with PTI inputs)

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