IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler to miss opening game against CSK

Jos Buttler will miss out on Rajasthan Royals’ opening IPL game against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday as he will be in quarantine with his family in Dubai


Jos Buttler will miss out on Rajasthan Royals’ beginning IPL facing off Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday as he will be under quarantine with his family in Dubai.

Even if the BCCI has reduced the quarantine point to 36 hours for the England and Australia players as they flew from one bubble to another. Nevertheless, Buttler who missed out most of England’s limited-overs sequence against Australia due to family responsibilities traveled independently with his family and as a conclusion, he will have to be under the compulsory six-day quarantine before he is conceded to play a match. The England star verified the progress on Sunday.

He was also expecting that Ben Stokes who is currently in England with his ill father will be accompanying the team in the latter part of the competition.

In a communication with the fans on the Rajasthan Royals Instagram page, Buttler believed that both Steve Smith and Jofra Archer could be prepared for the opener against Chennai Super Kings. “Jofra has been bowling seriously fast this summer. It’s been nice watching him brilliantly and fast. Steve is our captain, so I am sure he will have his name on the team sheet,” he stated.

The England stumper-batsman also declared that he is seeming forward to meeting Yashasvi Jaiswal. “I have not met him yet but I am excited that he has joined the Royals. He has been doing brilliantly well for India U-19, he is such a huge talent. I am looking forward to meeting him and watch him bat. It is always getting to see young Indian talents unearth in the IPL. I am glad that he is on the Royals side,” Buttler said.