Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Rajasthan Royals names Steve Smith as skipper

Rajasthan Royals name Steve Smith as skipper for the eleventh edition of IPL Steve Smith named Rajasthan Royals captain
Edward Snyder | 26 February, 2018, 10:08

The Royals made the announcement on Live TV which is the first in IPL history. "I am excited about working with Smith".

Ajinkya Rahane and Ben Stokes were also considered for the post but Smith got the nod.

Warne, during his time with Rajasthan Royals, was also responsible in shaping up the careers of players like Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Yusuf Pathan and Shane Watson, all of whom then went on to play global cricket.

Last year, Smith captained the Rising Pune Supergiants, who qualified for the final, but lost to the Mumbai Indians in a tense contest.




"Its great to be back with the Royals".

"We welcome Steve Smith on board". The Australian skipper, in a statement released by the club, said he was looking forward to leading the team. "It's an honour and privilege to be leading Royals and looking forward to working with the King (Shane Warne)", Smith said. In the event, Steve Smith has stated that he is looking forward to work with Team Mentor Shane Warne, who led the team in the first edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2017. Who can forget his innings in the final against Mumbai Indians, where Smith nearly pulled off a successful chase with a brilliant knock but the team fell just short of one run. It was a successful season for him as Smith had scored 472 runs in 15 matches in the last IPL season. His presence will mean a lot to the team as we look forward to a fresh beginning and a successful season. He is a very passionate and influential player and we are excited to have him with us again.

Former Team India captain and icon player for KKR in the inaugural season of IPL speaking exclusively on the Star Sports Network, the official broadcaster of VIVO IPL has put his faith on Robin Uthappa as a prime captaincy contender for the top job at the Kolkata based franchise.

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