IPL 2021 | Rajasthan Royals’ new recruit Shivam Dube says he is able to bat at any spot


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Shivam Dube

Rajasthan Royals’ new recruit Shivam Dube says he is able to bat at any place for his staff and is trying to get some “additional suggestions” from the Director Of Cricket Kumara Sangakkara to enhance his batting throughout the IPL starting on April 9.

Dube, who has featured in a single ODI and 9 T20s for India, was introduced by the Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs four.40 crores throughout the IPL public sale in February.

“I feel, I’ve performed at many positions, so I do not care a lot about what I can do, I care a lot about what groups wants from me,” 27-year-old Dube informed PTI in an interplay right here.

“So if they need me to bat up the order, I can bat at any quantity, early within the innings, and if they need me as a finisher in any sport, I can do this additionally.

“I’ve performed the roles in lots of codecs, like many tournaments of the IPL and home and Indian groups additionally, so I’m actually free about that.”

After the IPL auctions, Sangakkara had mentioned that Dube’s batting would be the important focus and “if there is a chance for him to bowl, it might be very not often and only a few overs, if in any respect.”

Dube mentioned he’s trying ahead to getting some “extra-tips” from the Sri Lankan legend, with whom he will probably be working within the upcoming season.

“… he (Sangakkara) has performed a variety of cricket and he’s going to look at me and going to inform me what I want so as to add in my sport to enhance and to be a greater left-handed batsman,” he mentioned.

“Many issues can be there, however from a batting perspective, it might be extra from my aspect to get some additional suggestions from Sanga (Sangakkara), so I can carry out properly within the event.”

Dube mentioned he’s solely centered on profitable the trophy for his staff. “To begin with … if I’m taking part in for any staff, I simply anticipate my staff and myself to purpose for the trophy. I do not anticipate (something personally)…as a result of as an expert what you need and what groups will provide you with, what roles it’s a must to play and that you’ll get from the coach…

“The one factor I’d at all times be grateful is that I will probably be taking part in for Rajasthan and they are going to be trusting me quite a bit.”

The Mumbai all-rounder, who performed for Royal Challengers Bangalore for 2 years, believes he may have carried out higher within the final version in UAE however mentioned his focus now’s to remain within the current and develop into a greater cricketer.

“…competitors is lot for Indian cricketers, so I really feel that taking part in final 12 months’s IPL, sure I used to be on 50-50 be aware, however it was essential for me to get into Indian staff, as a result of I feel all of the gamers had been doing good and even, I ought to have carried out significantly better…,” he mentioned.

“… I do not assume a lot about moving into the worldwide staff, I feel if I carry out in each sport as my staff wants, I is usually a higher batsman. I do not assume, what I’ll get, I simply need to be in current.”

Dube, who remains to be in quarantine, mentioned he would hit the bottom operating on Friday or Saturday. Rajasthan Royals, who had gained the inaugural title in 2008, will begin their IPL 2021 marketing campaign in opposition to Punjab Kings on April 12.



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