IPL 2018: West Indian opener Evin Lewis eying big money contract

The Windies batsman may get a good buy in IPL 11.

Evin Lewis has a T20I ton against India. (HT Media)

While West Indies is getting ready for the 2019 World Cup qualifiers, Evin Lewis is eying his maiden IPL contract in the cash-rich league.

The opener, who has become hot T20 property, is well aware of the monumental task the Windies face. It may also call for a readjustment of focus on his part, from the shortest format to One Day cricket. Lewis played 20 One Day Internationals (ODI) for the Windies last year.

He said, “It feels great to be selected for the first time for a West Indies World Cup team with 50-over cricket… It’s just a matter for us, going out there and trying to execute our plan and trying to play hard cricket, and trying to win. It is very important that we win this tournament so we can qualify to go to the World Cup.”

This year could be a big year for the 26-year-old. Much of 2017 was spent establishing himself in leagues around the world. He is expected to be one of the names that pop up during the Indian Premier League auction that takes places on January 27th and 28th. He may be hot property but the batsman is still battling with uncertainty.

He concluded by saying “I’m a bit nervous. This is my first time expecting and something great could happen here. I am just waiting on the date, anxiously. I’m just waiting to see how it will end up and which team I might play for.”


By Anshuman Roy - 17 Jan, 2018

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