IPL 2020: RR skipper Steve Smith reveals when Ben Stokes shall be obtainable after MI defeat

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RR skipper Steve Smith in motion on Wednesday.

Rajasthan Royals needed to endure a heavy defeat in opposition to Mumbai Indian in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday when the pink-clad aspect was bundled out for 136 whereas chasing 193 on the Sheikh Zayed stadium.

Speaking on the post-match presentation, staff’s skipper Steve Smith admitted that they need to work on their batting after RR have been right down to 12/three inside the primary three overs after some deadly bowling from Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah.

“I believe shedding wickets early does not assist, we’ve not been in a position to get off to a very good begin within the final three video games. Exterior of Jos and Archer on the finish, now we have a bit of labor to do on our batting,” he stated.

Whereas RR have been handed a serious enhance with Ben Stokes coming in two days earlier, however Smith revealed the burly Englishman gained’t be obtainable for choice in opposition to Delhi Capitals on Saturday.

“He (Stokes) isn’t out until the 10th I believe. He’s not too distant, hopefully, we will get a couple of wins earlier than he is again after which acquire momentum,” Smith stated.

He additional added: “I do not suppose we have to panic an excessive amount of, it’s nearly implementing our plans and taking part in some good cricket for longer. We have not been ready to try this within the final three video games and now we have to show it round rapidly. Hopefully, get a little bit of momentum.”

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