IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals signs Tabraiz Shamsi as a replacement for Andrew Tye

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Rajasthan Royals signs Tabraiz Shamsi as a replacement for Andrew Tye

Rajasthan Royals have signed the South African leg spinner & World’s No 1 T20I bowler Tabraiz Shamsi for the second phase of the IPL 2021 as replacement for Australian pacer Andrew Tye, Rajasthan Royals announced recently.

Coming to Andrew Tye, he has pulled out of the remainder of the IPL 2021 to spend time with his family following a hectic season from one bio-bubble to another. “It is with great regret that I have to pull out of the remainder of the IPL 2021 with the Rajasthan Royals,” Tye said in a statement. “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.

Along with Andrew Tye, Rajasthan Royals will also miss the services of England’s Jos Buttler & Jofra Archer who have pulled out from the IPL 2021 due to various reasons. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals has signed Glenn Philips as a replacement for Jos Buttler. There is also doubt around the availability of Bens Stokes for the second leg of the IPL 2021 as he has taken an indefinite break from all forms of cricket for mental health reasons.

A glimpse of Tabraiz Shamsi celebrated Career

Shedding some light on Tabraiz Shamsi’s illustrious career he enjoys a celebrated career in T20 cricket by scalping 45 wickets in 39 matches he has played. Shamsi made his International debut on 7th June 2016, at an ODI match against Australia. Later, that year, he made his Test debut for South Africa against Australia on 24 November 2016 while he made his T20I debut against England on 21 June 2017. He has represented South Africa in 27 ODI matches & has played 32 T20Is and two Test cricket matches. He has picked up 45 wickets in T20Is at an average of 22.06, 32 wickets in ODIs, and six wickets in his Test appearances.

Tabraiz was also included in South Africa’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He enjoys a prosperous domestic career. In the year 2015, he was included in the Eastern cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup. In the same year, Shamsi was the leading wicket-taker for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots team in the CPL T20.

By scalping 11 & 26 wickets, Shamsi was the leading wicket-taker in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge & Momentum One Day Cup. His most successful season in first-class cricket was for Titans during the 2015-16 summer, in which he took 41 wickets at 19.97. Considering his outstanding performance for Titans he was signed in the IPL 2016 by RCB as a replacement for injured Samuel Badree. Shamsi has played four matches for the RCB squad & has scalped 3 wickets. Tabraiz Shamsi also featured in the inaugural season of the Hundred tournament where he scalped seven wickets for the Oval Invincibles squad.

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