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| On Aug 25, 2021 6:23 PM IST

IPL 2021 BREAKING NEWS: Rajasthan Royals Confirm the Signing of World’s No 1 Ranked T20 bowler Tabraiz Shamsi for Phase 2


Rajasthan Royals have confirmed the signing of South African chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season phase 2. Shamsi is currently placed at the top position in the ICC Men’s T20I Rankings for bowlers. The left-arm leg-spinner has previous played in the IPL for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016.

Rajasthan Royals Picks Tabraiz Shamsi

The Rajasthan Royals (RR) have confirmed that they have drafted Tabraiz Shamsi as replacement for pace bowler Andrew Tye who has pulled out from the upcoming phase 2 of the IPL due to personal reasons. The South African leg-spinner has picked up a total of 45 wickets in 39 T20Is at an economy of 6.79. He has played 4 IPL games so far taking three wickets at an economy of 9.19.

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“It is with great regret that I have to pull out of the remainder of the IPL 2021 with the Rajasthan Royals. 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,” said Andrew Tye.

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Earlier the Sanju Samson-led franchise announced the signing of New Zealand swashbuckling wicket-keeper batsman Glenn Phillips as replacement for Jos Buttler who pulled out for the remainder of the tournament recently due to personal reasons. The Kiwi batsman has scored 505 runs so far in 25 T20Is at a strike-rate of 149.41.

“New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips… will be joining the Royals squad for the remainder of IPL 2021 to be held in the UAE from 19th September 2021. The right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from Auckland is currently part of Barbados Royals franchise in the CPL,” Rajasthan Royals had said.

Related: Jos Buttler Pulls out of IPL 2021 Phase 2

IPL 2021 Phase 2

The Indian Premier League 2021 season will be resuming from 19 September with the big encounter between arch-rivals, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Dubai. Rajasthan Royals have managed to win three out of their seven matches so far and are currently placed at the fifth position on the points table. Rajasthan will resume their IPL 2021 campaign against Punjab Kings on 21 September in Dubai.

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