Rajasthan Royals on Saturday announced the signing of New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips, as a replacement for Jos Buttler for the remainder of IPL 2021 to be held in the UAE, starting from September 19.
The right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from Auckland is currently part of the Barbados Royals franchise in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
The 24-year-old Phillips represents Auckland in New Zealand’s domestic cricket, and made his international debut for New Zealand during a bilateral T20I series against South Africa in 2017.
The top-order batsman has 506 runs to his name in 25 T20Is with a strike rate of 149.70, and has also been involved in various cricket leagues around the world, most recently in The Hundred and the CPL.
Jos Buttler won’t be available for the second leg of the IPL.
“Jos Buttler will not be part of the remainder of #IPL2021, as he and Louise are expecting a second child soon. We wish them well, and can’t wait for the newest member of the #RoyalsFamily,” the franchise tweeted.