Sunil Gavaskar picks ideal playing XI for Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals (RR) will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday to start with the 13th edition of the Indian premier League (IPL) in UAE. In the recent years, Rajasthan Royals failed to make any remarkable steps in IPL. Although, having a lot of quality cricketers , the franchise couldn’t get over the misery. Hence, Sunil Gavaskar, came up with his ideal playing XI for RR ahead of their opener.
The legendary Gavaskar suggested Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal as the opening pair for the franchise. Although, Jaiswal is a new comer but he feels Jaiswal can do well with Buttler for left handed combination. The legendary cricketer places Rajasthan Royal skipper Steve Smith at number three position. He picked Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag to follow after Smith at no 4 and No. 5 slots respectively.
The cricketer-turned commentator placed Manan Vohra in no 6 position. Beside this he feels that, this batsman can play a effective role in the middle order.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals missing their star all rounder Ben Stokes due to Stokes father’s illness. Gavaskar further reckoned that Ben Stokes’ unavailability is a shock for the franchise and they could reach playoff easily with Stokes with the team.
Gavaskar picked Jofra Archer lead the pace attack consisting of Andrew Tye and Jaydev Unadkat. Shreyas Gopal and Mayank Markande will look after the spin department of RR.
Sunil Gavaskar’s ideal playing XI for Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Riyan Parag, Manan Vohra, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande, Jaydev Unadkat