Prior to their opening match against Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals newly appointed captain Sanju Samson has said that they will look for a “bit of stability” in their openers after trying five different combinations at the top order in the last season in the UAE. Meanwhile, Ben Stokes is likely to retain his place at the top after a stunning season last year while opening for the team. Meanwhile, Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal are also there in the squad to pair up with Stokes in the opening.
“Actually, it depends, me and Sanga will be trying to give the best combination for the team. From my point of view, it is crucial to give an individual or opening partners enough time in the tournament. So, a bit of stability will be seen in the tournament and the rest is dependent upon how we go ahead,” Samson said in a virtual press conference on Sunday.
When he was asked about their approach this season, Samson said, “Nothing much has to be changed, I truly believe in my own players and all supporting staff. It is all about trusting yourself and going there and expressing yourself.”
He again said that the franchise will maintain their attacking playing style as the 20-over game demands that.
“This format demands that kind of attitude. We like to believe that everyone is thinking with the almost same mindset so the players’ mindset is almost the same to go out and play some good cricket and enjoy their fearless attitude,” he further added.
“That is what we stick to and that is what this tournament demands. So, we keep it that way,” Sanju Samson
Rajasthan Royals take on Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday, April 12. However, in the absence of Steve Smith, the earlier captain, Sanju Samson has a bigger job in hand this season to win the title as well.