Steve Smith joins Rajasthan Royals team, ‘excited’ for IPL | Cricket news

Steve Smith joins Rajasthan Royals team, ‘excited’ for IPL | Cricket news

DUBAI: Australian cricketer Steve Smith has joined the Rajasthan Royals team ahead of this season’s Indian Premier League (IPL) team opening match and is excited for the tournament.
“It’s good to be back here in Dubai with the Royals. Obviously, would love to live in India but there are circumstances we can’t control. Everyone has done a great job to get this tournament up and running. I’m here to come I’m excited. With the boys, “Smith said in a video posted from the Rajasthan Royals Twitter handle. The video also featured Andrew Tye of Australia.

Meanwhile, England batsman Jose Butler will remember the Rajasthan Royals’ opening game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as the player is still in quarantine with his family after the COVID-19 protocol.
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Butler, who was part of England’s limited-overs series against Australia, arrived in Dubai on Thursday after the conclusion of the One Day International (ODI) series.
“I am really looking forward to the Indian Premier League (IPL). Obviously, I had some cricket with England this summer which has been good to go out and play again. Seeing the IPL start tomorrow night, Chennai win are getting.” Butler said during an Instagram live chat on the Royals handle, Sam Curran hit a six that was good to watch. I am asking Tom (Curren) to hit sixes more than Sam for Roy.
He said, “Unfortunately, I’m going to miss the first match because I live here with my family. It’s great that the Royals have allowed me to be with my family.”
Rajasthan Royals will play against CSK in their opening match on Tuesday.


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