Evin Lewis Windies IPL 2018
Evin Lewis says he would always chose the country over any franchise cricket. Image Courtesy: AFP

The swashbuckling Caribbean opener, Evin Lewis revealed his dream is always to play for the Windies and hence he decided to opt out of the Pakistan Super League to participate in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers which begins in March.

The southpaw has become a sought after cricketer in different T20 leagues all across the globe, primarily due to his exceptional big-hitting prowess.

While speaking to the Guardian Media yesterday, Lewis said,

“Not sure how T20 cricket leagues and Windies cricket will clash in the future but my dream was to play for the Windies, and I am happy to be in the team.  “I was offered a contract to play in the PSL, and I turned it down because I wanted to play for the West Indies. I am looking forward to working hard and doing well for the team,” he further added.

2017 Records, Most Sixes, T20Is, International Cricket, Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, David Miller
Evin Lewis tops the charts of the 2017 Records with the most number of sixes under his belt. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Windies will enter the Qualifying rounds of the World Cup looking to dominate, as the top two teams move into the main round of the World Cup scheduled to be held in England and Wales in 2019.

Lewis secured an IPL contract with the Mumbai Indians and said he is looking forward to playing under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma and with his fellow countrymen, Kieron Pollard.

“I feel really great about picking up my first IPL contract, and I am looking forward to playing under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma and alongside my fellow countryman Keiron Pollard,” he said.

Lewis got picked on the 2nd day of the auction which caused some anxious moments for the left-hander.

“Well, after the first day when I wasn’t picked up I felt a bit nervous but on the second day when my name came up, I saw two teams bidding for me, and this made me feel a lot better. In the end, Mumbai bought me, and I am very happy to be playing with a team that has won the IPL on three occasions,” he said.

Evin Lewis IPL 2018
Evin Lewis says he would love to play with Kieron Pollard in Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2018. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

The southpaw is one among the three batsmen to score a couple of centuries in the in International T20I’s. He made his senior debut for the West Indies in March 2016 in a T20 tournament against Afghanistan. He made his ODI debut a year later against Asian giants Pakistan.

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