Rajasthan Royals have won their first match of the 13th season of IPL. On Sunday, he is to play his second match with Punjab. But before that, the team got relief news. Star batsman Jose Butler, who was away from the first match due to Corona and separation rules, is now ready to join the team. The return of this wicket-keeper batsman from England will strengthen the Royals. At the same time, the team's batting will also be strong.
Butler is also excited to play his first match of the season. Butler said on Saturday before the match, "I am excited to play my first match, it was good to practice with the players. There is positive energy with the team so I am really looking forward to getting into the fray. '
He said after the net session at the Sharjah ground, "The energy around the team is fantastic. It is evident that confidence has increased after the first match. The practice was excellent and we enjoyed each other. A very competitive match is expected against Kings XI Punjab. '
Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul played an unbeaten 132-run knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore which would be a cause for concern for Rajasthan. This 28-year-old batsman is known for playing big shots effortlessly and the field boundary here is smaller.
Wicket-keeper batsman Butler said, "Lokesh Rahul played an extraordinary inning against RCB. As always, his wicket will be very important this time too. I think because of the small ground and dew we will see another match with a big score. '
It is worth noting that in the absence of Butler, Rajasthan Royals got the opening batting against Yashasvi Jaiswal and Steve Smith in the first match against Chennai. But with the return of Butler, Smith can be seen strengthening in the middle order. By the way, Smith and Samson played strongly in the first match.