Evin Lewis has been consistent in T20Is for West Indies © Getty Images
Evin Lewis has been consistent in T20Is for West Indies © Getty Images

Evin Lewis is West Indies’ one of the most consistent power-hitters currently. Once a fan of Chris Gayle, he is now being pitted as his perfect successor for time to come. However, his Caribbean Premier Coach (CPL) coach from St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Trevor Penney, is confident of him having a journey from Twenty20 (T20) format to the Tests just like David Warner did for Australia. However, going by Lewis’ instincts, though he has not ruled out playing in the whites, it seems he is more interested in some more hammering in the 20-overs game. READ: Evin Lewis thankful to Chris Gayle for giving him more strike

“He would flourish because he has a sound technique,” Penney told ESPNCricinfo, drawing comparison with Warner. He also compared his game with Gayle. “He seems to have the all-round game and generally attacks from ball one, whereas Chris sometimes needs to face a few balls to get his eye in.”

However, after his attractive 32-ball 97 not out, which brought him in the centre-stage, Lewis now aims at the franchise-based leagues across the globe. “I might end up in the Big Bash and PSL and hopefully next year, please God, the IPL,” says Lewis, who has played in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) apart from CPL.

However, he does not rule out the possibility to don the whites for West Indies.

“I won’t say I don’t want to play [Tests]. Actually, if I do get the opportunity I would be interested but you know how things go sometimes. So let’s wait for the right moment to see what happens.”

Whatever be it, Lewis wants be his own self – neither Gayle, nor Warner.

“I want to create my own image. I don’t really want to be under Chris Gayle. I want to be myself and make myself proud.” And so Lewis already has his eyes set on usurping Gayle once again, this time by stealing his record for the world’s quickest T20 century, set in just 30 balls. “

The first record I was thinking of breaking was to score the fastest hundred in T20 cricket. That’s one record I’m really looking forward to,” the Trinidadian added.