Steve Smith banks on batting power of Rajasthan Royals


Dubai: Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith has insisted on complete teamwork and ironing out on the smaller things going into their match against high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.

Smith watched in awe as his team chased down of 224 runs to set a new IPL record while beating Kings XI Punjab by four wickets last Sunday. Led by Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia, the Royals hit 86 runs in the last five overs – another IPL record – to get an amazing 51 runs off the final three overs.

“I was saying in the dugout; it he [Tewatia] gets one away, it will open the floodgates for him,” skipper Smith recounted later in the post-match banter in the dressing room.

“It was truly a sensational team effort to chase down such a huge total. If Sanju [Samson] played an incredible inning, I think Tewatia was unbelievable tonight. He should have got the gamechanger award. Of course, everything started off with Sanju,” he added.

Courtesy : Gulfnews


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