IPL 2021: Kumar Sangakkara mentioned English all-rounder Ben Stokes shall be used tactically with the ball.© BCCI
On the subject of all-rounders, Rajasthan Royals (RR) have many choices to look upon however RR’s Director of Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara has opined that almost all of them could be used merely as batsmen within the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). For bolstering their Indian middle-order core RR purchased all-rounder Shivam Dube for Rs 4.40 crore, after choosing up Chris Morris for a report Rs 16.25 crore within the IPL public sale on Thursday. The Royals have already got Ben Stokes as their go-to all-rounder, however Sangakkara desires Dube and Stokes to focus extra on their batting.
“I believe for us the give attention to Dube is for his batting and if there is a chance for him to bowl it is going to be very uncommon or only a few overs. Stokes is after all succesful with the ball however his position on the prime of the order is extraordinarily essential and his skill with the bat,” mentioned Sangakkara whereas replying to a question from ANI.
“By way of his overs, we do not wish to burn him (Stokes) an excessive amount of with the ball and use him tactically. In areas the place he could make a distinction for us. So when it comes to Stokes coming in and bowling, we have now little question that he can ship however we do not wish to bowl him on a regular basis,” he added.
Morris will now be seen in a Royals shirt for the primary time since 2015 and Sangakkara, the previous Sri Lanka skipper desires to make use of the South Africa all-rounder in tandem with England pacer Jofra Archer.
“Morris has a really particular position for us to play in supporting Archer. I believe it provides us much more flexibility when it comes to how we use Archer. Morris’ numbers when he’s match and robust has been greatest in all IPLs,” mentioned Sangakkara.
“Particularly on the deaths his numbers are most likely primary and when it comes to the sport influence, he’s very a lot within the prime bracket. His skill in that sense may be very essential for us,” he added.
The Royals additionally added Bangladesh left-armer Mustafizur Rehman to their fast-bowling arsenal for the season at his base worth of Rs 1 crore. One other left-armer added to the tempo brigade is Chetan Sakariya, the Saurashtra pacer who has already made a reputation for himself on the home circuit and the Royals had been fast to swoop in and get him for Rs 1.20 crore forward of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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