The explosive Caribbean is now a #Riser! 🧡
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 11, 2021
Sunrisers Hyderabad have signed West Indies batsman Sherfane Rutherford as a replacement for Jonny Bairstow for the UAE leg of IPL 2021 slated to begin from September 19. Rutherford has featured in only one IPL season as he represented Mumbai Indians in 2019 and managed to score just 73 runs across 7 games.
Bairstow played the fourth Test against India at The Oval and will now make themselves available next for the T20 World Cup after being selected in England’s 15-man preliminary squad. While few of England’s white-ball specialists will return to their country, the English players who are also in the Test team are due to depart for the Ashes series Down Under after the T20 World Cup.