IPL 2021: KKR skipper Eoin Morgan reveals Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler will open for RR in IPL 2021

IPL 2021 KKR vs MI: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan used a very unique strategy, using spinners for the first five overs against MI
IPL 2021 KKR vs MI: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan used a very unique strategy, using spinners for the first five overs against MI

IPL 2021: KKR skipper Eoin Morgan reveals Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will open for RR in IPL 2021- Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan has revealed the Rajasthan Royals openers for the upcoming IPL season. In a Sky Sports video, the England skipper said that Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will open the innings for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021.

“Eoin Morgan (in Sky Sports) said “Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes will be opening for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021”, said a Twitter user.

Last season, RR had done a lot of shuffling with their opening pairs with the likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, and Ben Stokes.

“I think the more opportunities we’ve given Jos (Buttler), the better he’s got. It’s very similar to Ben (Stokes). The guys just keep getting better and better,” Morgan told Sky Sports.

“Obviously the two of them will be opening for Rajasthan this year in the IPL. So that’s going to be great to watch,” he added.

“When you throw your two top batsmen at the top, you’re heavily weighted and throwing all your chips at one area of the game, as opposed to trying to space it out. Watching the game unravel, (you need to) try to get your best players in the most important part of the game,” he stated further.

IPL 2021 RR full squad

Sanju Samson (c&wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh

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