Ben Stokes joined the RR squad after the first few initial games as he was in New Zealand visiting his family. He had a slow start after his return but scored a century in his last game against Mumbai Indians and showed intent. The innings was very important for him to shut the trolls and questions that were raised at him and his performance. He was sent ahead of Jos Buttler who is their first option opener.
A lot of questions were raised at his batting position as he has been opening for Rajasthan Royals.”Yeah, I’m really enjoying this new role. I’d had a conversation with Macca really long ago now, the IPL usually happens earlier in the year, s we had discussions even before that. I am really enjoying the new role. It’s something that I’ve sort of always wanted to slowly and gradually get into” Ben Stokes said.
Rajasthan Royals will play against Kings XI Punjab in a do or die match to keep their qualifying chances alive. KXIP have been in amazing form and have won 5 matches in a row now. It will be an exciting game to watch and witness the best in the world fighting for a win.