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Steve Smith likely to play the opening game for Rajasthan Royals

Steve Smith likely to play the opening game for Rajasthan Royals

Steve Smith likely to play the opening game for Rajasthan Royals

Australia’s Steve Smith, experiencing the concussion symptoms, shall have missed the thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but Rajasthan Royals are confident of Kangaroo’s presence for the 2020 edition.

Smith is likely to play the opening game despite the fact that he struggled physically between the wickets in Australia vs England matches held recently and hardly went for a big score. He was eventually out by the medical staff. However, he is a prolifically electrifying asset when it comes to smashing runs with the bat. Hence, RR can be at an advantage of having him.

Steve Smith likely to play the opening game for Rajasthan Royals

“Steve is making progress and working with our medical team through the concussion protocols required to return to play,” CA’s head of sports science Alex Kountouris said as quoted by ESPNcricinfo. “Unfortunately, he was not ready to play the final ODI against England. We are working collaboratively with his IPL franchise on his return to play from here once he arrives in the UAE,” he added.

However, the Royals are likely to miss Ben Stoke’s professional services in the middle-overs and his all-rounding skills that conclude his bowling abilities as well.

Royals, who have clinched the title of the IPL back in 2008, are ready to show their performances once again. The side has been scheduled to play their first match against Dhoni’s army, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 22nd September at Sharjah.

Rajhastan Royals:

Player Role Price
Riyan Parag (R) Batsman 20 lakhs
Shashank Singh (R) Batsman 30 lakhs
Steve Smith (R) Batsman 12.50 crore
Robin Uthappa Batsman 3 crore
David Miller Batsman 75 lakhs
Manan Vohra (R) Batsman 20 lakhs
Jos Butler (R) Wicket Keeper 4.40 crore
Sanju Samson (R) Wicket Keeper 8 crore
Anuj Rawat Wicket Keeper 80 lakhs
Ben Stokes (R) All-Rounder 12.50 crore
Mahipal Lomror (R) All-Rounder 20 lakhs
Shreyas Gopal (R) All-Rounder 20 lakhs
Yashasvi Jaiswal All-Rounder 2.40 crore
Tom Curran All-Rounder 1 crore
Ankit Rajpoot (R) Bowler 3 crore
Jofra Archer (R) Bowler 7.20 crore
Mayank Markande (R) Bowler 2 crore
Rahul Tewatia (R) Bowler 3 crore
Varun Aaron (R) Bowler 2.40 crore
Jaydev Unadkat Bowler 3 crore
Kartik Tyagi Bowler 1.30 crore
Andrew Tye Bowler 1 crore
Oshane Thomas Bowler 50 lakhs
Anirudha Ashok Joshi All-Rounder 20 lakhs
Akash Singh Bowler 20 lakhs

Also, see:

Mumbai Indians complete squad, schedule for IPL 2020

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