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World Number 1 bowler joins Rajasthan Royals as replacement player

Rajasthan Royals have signed South Africa’s chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi as a replacement player for the second half of IPL 2021. Shamsi will replace Australian pacer, Andrew Tye.

Shamsi has picked up 45 wickets at an average of 22.06 and an economy rate of 6.80 in 39 T20Is for South Africa. He is currently the number 1 ranked T20I bowler. The protean has been in red hot form this year having picked up 24 wickets at an impressive average of 12.20 and at an extraordinary economy rate of 5.32 in the 14 T20Is he has featured in.

31-year-old Shamsi last featured in IPL in the 2016 season where he played 4 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore where he took 3 wickets at an average of 49 and an economy rate of 9.19.

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