Full name Evin Lewis
Born December 27, 1991, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Evin Lewis is an attacking left-handed opening batsmen and is one among the few players with two or more hundreds in Twenty20 Internationals. He made his debut within the 2016 World T20 game against Afghanistan in Nagpur, having been called in as a replacement for injured Lendl Simmons. He made his ODI debut later that year against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi .
Lewis smashed a 48-ball hundred against India in just his second T20I and went on to be the person of the Match in Windies’ narrow one-run win. His second T20I hundred was also against India, where he hit a scintillating 125* at Sabina Park.
Born in Trinidad, Lewis was a neighborhood of the Windies team that participated within the 2010 U19 World Cup in New Zealand. He went on to form his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago in March 2012 within the 2011–12 Regional Four-Day Competition. Lewis grabbed eyeballs as a young man at the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 in India, where he scored 211 runs across 5 innings to end because the tournament’s fifth-highest run-scorer.
He has plied his trade for several T20 franchises ever since. In Caribbean Premier League, he was with T&T Red Steel in 2014 then visited St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in 2015. within the Bangladesh Premier League, Lewis has represented Barisal Bulls and now represents Dhaka Dynamites. For Windies, Lewis is now a daily opener, who either fills certain Gayle in latter’s absence or bats alongside his idol.
IPL through the years
A reputation for hitting big sixes during a format that worships power-striking, by the time the IPL 2018 auctions rolled around, Evin Lewis had the resume of somebody . He had plied his trade successfully for several T20 franchises. He had smashed two T20I hundreds against India. And he was a destructive force at the highest of the order for Windies, with or without Gayle. An IPL contract was never getting to be too far, then it proved when Mumbai Indians bagged him for INR 3.8 crores.
As expected, Lewis found his stride pretty quickly within the competition. After a duck within the very first game, the Trinidadian turned it around quickly to supply MI with quickfire starts within the next few games, the highlight being his maiden IPL fifty against RCB at the Chinnaswamy. Even a wrist injury within the middle of the tournament couldn’t keep him off the boil for long. But despite Lewis’s contributions, finishing as his team’s third highest run-getter within the tournament, MI weren’t ready to make it into the play-offs.