Monday, 18 October 2021

Glenn Phillips New Zealand Wkt Batsman joins Rajasthan Royals as a replacement

Glenn Phillips New Zealand Wkt Batsman joins Rajasthan Royals as a replacement

Rajasthan Royals have signed keeper-batsman Glenn Phillips of New Zealand for the UAE leg for 2021 IPL. Philips will be the first replacement player for the Rajasthan franchisee without marquee England players Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler.

While Archer has been ruling out for the rest of the year after returning a stress fracture to his elbow right hand, Buttler will also miss the tournament as he and his wife are expecting their second child.

Buttler scored his maiden T20 hundred in Royals in the last game before the suspended match against SRH.

Ben Stokes, an All-rounder, who has taken an indefinite break from cricket to take care of his mental wellbeing, is unlikely to return after playing just one game in the first part of the season before a broken finger ruled him out of the remainder of the tournament.

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Phillips, who hasn't played in the IPL before, has substantial shoes to fill in Rajasthan's line-ups but has form on his side, being one of only five players to aggregate over 200 runs in the inaugural season of The Hundred. Phillips, who'll also play for Barbados Tridents at this year's Caribbean Premier League, has four T20 hundreds and a strike rate of 143.28 from 134 games.

The Royals placed fifth in the standings, begin their UAE leg of IPL 2021 with a clash against Punjab Kings on September 21 in Dubai.

Rajasthan Royals Jos Buttler To Miss Remainder Of The Season

With Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 set to resume, Rajasthan Royals (RR) announced that wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler wouldn't participate in the competition's UAE leg.

The Englishman, a crucial wheel in the RR part, is expecting a second child. IPL 2021 was midway suspended through the season in May due to a rise in COVID-19 cases within the tournament's bio-secure bubbles.

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