Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday roped in South Africa’s left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi for the remainder of 2021 season of the Indian Premier League that is scheduled to be held in the UAE from September 19. Shamsi, the world no. 1 ranked T20I bowler in ICC rankings, will be joining the Royals squad as their second replacement player.
In the IPL, Shamsi has played 4 matches in which he picked up 3 wickets for RCB, who had recruited him as a replacement player during the 2016 season.
Meanwhile, Australian pacer Andrew Tye, who had left for home amid the COVID-19 pandemic during the first phase of the IPL, said he won’t be available for the remainder of the season.
The 31-year-old from Johannesburg made his international debut for South Africa during a bilateral T20I series against England in 2017. The left-arm leg spinner has since picked up 45 wickets in 39 T20Is, along with 32 wickets in 27 ODIs for South Africa