Before the start of the second phase of IPL 2021, the troubles of the Rajasthan Royals are not taking an end. Following the news of the absence of fast bowler Joffra Archer and star all-rounder Ben Stokes, now opener Jose Butler has also withdrawn his name from IPL 2021. Butler is going to be a second-time father, so he wants to be with his wife for a while. Instead of Butler, Rajasthan have included New Zealand star wicketkeeper batsman Glenn Phillips.
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The Rajasthan Royals tweet, ‘Jose Butler will not be part of the rest of the IPL 2021 because he and his wife, Louis, will be supporting a second time. Best wishes to all of them and we can’t wait to welcome a new addition to the Royals family. He also tweeted, “Kiwis wicketkeeper batsman Glenn Phillips is now in the Royals. And this is our first replacement for the rest of the IPL.
Kiwi wicketkeeper Batter Royals’ first replacement
The rest # IPL2021.
– Rajasthan Royals (@rajstanroyals) August 21, 2021
24-year-old Glenn Phillips made his T20 debut for New Zealand in 2017. Glenn has scored 506 runs in 25 T20s so far. The Kiwi batsman compiled a century in just 46 balls against the West Indies in a T20 match. In addition, he became the fastest century batsman in T20 for New Zealand. Apart from international cricket, Glenn has scored three centuries in T20 cricket. Of these, two are reserved for Auckland and one for the Jamaican Talaivas. Now this young batsman wants to score in the biggest T20 league IPL in the world.
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Let’s just say that fast bowler Joffra Archer has been out of cricket for a year due to injury, star all-rounder Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite break from cricket due to mental health and finger injury. So far in IPL 2021, Rajasthan Royals have won 3 of the 7 matches played and lost 4. With this, he ranks fifth in the list of points.