Evin Lewis

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Evin Lewis
Personal information
Full name Evin Lewis
Born 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27) (age 26)
Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago
Nickname Junior Gayle
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Opening batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 174) 5 October 2016 v Pakistan
Last ODI 28 July 2018 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no. 17
T20I debut (cap 63) 27 March 2016 v Afghanistan
Last T20I 4 August 2018 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2012–present Trinidad and Tobago
2014 T&T Red Steel
2015–present St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2015 Barisal Bulls
2016–present Dhaka Dynamites
2018 Peshawar Zalmi
2018–present Mumbai Indians
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 31 15 22 50
Runs scored 968 526 1,229 1,345
Batting average 33.38 37.57 30.72 31.27
100s/50s 2/3 2/3 1/8 3/4
Top score 176* 125* 104 176*
Balls bowled 30
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 7/– 5/– 18/– 24/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 5 August 2018

Evin Lewis (born 27 December 1991) is a Trinidadian cricketer who plays for the West Indies in limited over internationals. He plays as a left-handed opening batsman. Generally a fast scoring left handed batsman, Lewis is the third batsman to score two Twenty20 International centuries.

Lewis made his first-class debut for the Trinidad and Tobago national team in March 2012. He had earlier represented the West Indies under-19s at the 2010 Under-19 World Cup. Lewis's senior debut for the West Indies came in March 2016, in a Twenty20 International against Afghanistan. His One Day International (ODI) debut came later in the year, against Pakistan.

Early career[edit]

Lewis was born in Rio Claro, Trinidad. He represented the West Indies under-19s at the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand, playing three matches.[1] He had earlier represented the team in the 2009–10 WICB President's Cup, the domestic limited-overs competition.[2]

Domestic and T20 franchise career[edit]

Lewis made his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago in March 2012, in the 2011–12 Regional Four Day Competition.[3] Later in the year, he represented the team in the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa, playing a single match (against Sri Lankan team Uva Next).[4]

At the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 in India, Lewis scored 211 runs from five innings, finished as his team's leading run-scorer (and fifth overall). His tournament included scores of 70 from 35 balls against the Titans (a South African team) and 62 from 46 balls in the semi-final against the Mumbai Indians.[4] For the 2014 Caribbean Premier League, Lewis signed with the T&T Red Steel franchise, and scored 321 runs from eight innings (the most for his team, and seventh overall).[5] He switched to the new St Kitts and Nevis Patriots franchise for the 2015 edition, and scored the third-most runs for his team (behind Marlon Samuels and Martin Guptill).[6] Later in 2015, Lewis signed with the Barisal Bulls franchise for the inaugural season of the Bangladesh Premier League. In one match against the Dhaka Dynamites, he scored 101 not out from 65 balls, the tournament's only century. Lewis now represents Dhaka Dynamites in the competition after a blitzkrieg for them in his short stint in the 2016 edition. [7]

In the 2017 Caribbean Premier League, he will for the first time open the batting with his mentor Chris Gayle for an entire season at the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots which also includes West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite. [8]

On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament.[9][10]

International career[edit]

In March 2016, Lewis was added to the West Indies squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, replacing the injured Lendl Simmons.[11] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut on 27 March 2016 against Afghanistan at Nagpur[12]

In his very second T20I, Lewis scored a blistering century against India in the first match of the series in the USA. He scored the century off 48 balls, which was the second fastest by a West Indian after Gayle and sixth fastest overall. During his innings, he hit 5 sixes off 5 balls in an over bowled by Stuart Binny. He couldn't send the last ball out of the park but made 32 runs(1 run made by a wide) in that over. The West Indies scored 245 runs and finally, after a thrilling finish, won by one run. The match set a new record for the most sixes in a T20I and Lewis won man-of-the-match. .[13][14]

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for the West Indies against Pakistan on 5 October 2016.[15] He scored his maiden ODI century of 148 against Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe Tri-series. While wickets fell around him, he batted maturely and struck meaty blows when the opportunity came. The boundary laden knock included 15 fours and 4 maximums. The fact that he did all this while having cramps showed his mental strength and his ability to strike the ball with minimal movement. He couldn't carry the West Indies to victory in what would have been a record chase. Despite the success he found in Zimbabwe, he was unable to carry his form in the series against England, Pakistan and India.[16]

He made his second T20I hundred on 9 July 2017 against India at Sabina Park. He smashed 125*, which is recorded as the highest score in a T20I chase and also became the third and the fastest batsman to two international T20 tons after Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle.[17][18] It was also the highest score by a West Indian batsman. Lewis, in fact, set a new record for becoming the first batsman to score 2 centuries against a same opposition in T20I history as well.[19]

In February 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Lewis as one of the ten players to watch ahead of the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament.[20] In June 2018, he was named the T20 International Cricketer of the Year at the annual Cricket West Indies' Awards.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Under-19 ODI matches played by Evin Lewis – CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  2. ^ List A matches played by Evin Lewis – CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ First-class matches played by Evin Lewis – CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  4. ^ a b Twenty20 matches played by Evin Lewis – CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  5. ^ Batting and fielding in Caribbean Premier League 2014 (ordered by runs) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  6. ^ Batting and fielding in Caribbean Premier League 2015 (ordered by runs) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Barisal gun down 159 with Lewis ton" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  8. ^ http://www.cplt20.com/teams/st-kitts-nevis-patriots
  9. ^ "Global T20 Canada: Complete Squads". SportsKeeda. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Global T20 Canada League – Full Squads announced". CricTracker. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Evin Lewis replaces Lendl Simmons in WI WT20 squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  12. ^ "World T20, 30th Match, Super 10 Group 1: Afghanistan v West Indies at Nagpur, Mar 27, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Most runs, most sixes, and two seriously quick hundreds". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Bravo magic seals one-run win in 489-run T20I". espncricinfo. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  15. ^ "West Indies tour of United Arab Emirates, 3rd ODI: Pakistan v West Indies at Abu Dhabi, Oct 5, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  16. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/tri-nation-zimbabwe-2016-17/engine/match/1059714.html
  17. ^ "Evin Lewis joins elite club with second T20I century". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  18. ^ "Lewis 125* as West Indies power through to nine-wicket win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Evin Lewis becomes 1st player to score two centuries against same opponent in T20Is". The Indian Express. 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  20. ^ "10 stars to look out for at CWCQ". International Cricket Council. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Shai Hope, Stafanie Taylor clean up at CWI Awards". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2018.

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