IPL 2020: Ben Stokes is quarantining after his arrival within the UAE to play for Rajasthan Royals.© Rajasthan Royals/Twitter
Ben Stokes and Yuvraj Singh are left-handed batsmen who may also bowl. However, Yuvraj fancies placing himself within the league of “bowlers who can bat” as he advised Stokes when the latter expressed bewilderment at Sunil Narine being promoted forward of Eoin Morgan by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) of their batting order in opposition to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday. “Narine before Morgan???” is what Stokes tweeted. Yuvraj had a cheeky reply combined with some self-deprecating humour. “Yeah it’s like yuvraj before stokes! Sometimes u got let the all-rounders go before, bowlers who can bat before a proper batsman to slog” Yuvraj replied.
Yeah it is like yuvraj earlier than stokes ! Sometimes u bought let the all-rounders go earlier than , bowlers who can bat earlier than a correct batsman to slog !
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 7, 2020
While the “Yuvraj before Stokes” parlance for “Narine before Morgan” may be debated, KKR’s transfer was barely shocking.
Narine, who normally opens for KKR, was pushed all the way down to No. three with Rahul Tripathi taking the openers slot with Shubman Gill.
It was anticipated that Narine would used as a floater and even within the dying as a finisher, however KKR thought in any other case by sending him in first down and Morgan adopted Narine at No. four.
However, Morgan normally bats within the center order for England, too, and therefore KKR’s transfer was comprehensible.
Stokes is within the UAE and is quarantining after having arrived for the IPL late. He was in New Zealand together with his ailing father.
Stokes’ crew, Rajasthan Royals, want the England all-rounder’s presence of their line-up as they’ve slipped to the seventh spot after dropping three of their 5 matches to date.
The 29-year-old has 635 runs and 26 wickets from 34 matches within the IPL, having made his debut in 2017.
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