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The Return of Ben Stokes in IPL 2020

Ben Stokes, the star all-rounder from England was on an indefinite break. ECB – England Cricket Board had granted him the leave due to the family conditions. Now there is happy news for the fans of Rajasthan Royals and Ben Stokes.

The news report says that Stokesy has left for the United Arab Emirates to join the Rajasthan Royals team in the Indian Premier League 2020. Stokes had been in New Zealand with his family for the last few months.

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The 29-year-old star player had left the Test series in between. England had hosted the Test series against Pakistan in August. England won that series, but Stokes left that series midway, and he went to his hometown to be with his family in New Zealand.

According to the reports which are comings from the online newspaper and social media sites, Stokes has left for the United Arab Emirates. When he reaches UAE, Stokes will have to go through a quarantine period for seven days before joining the Rajasthan Royals team.

Rajasthan Royals had started their IPL 2020 on a good note. They won their first two matches quite impressively without the participation of Stokes. But the question is, can return Ben Stokes benefit Rajasthan Royals in their IPL 2020 campaign?

Rajasthan Royals had lost only one match till now. That game was played against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Will the comeback of Stokes help the Rajasthan team qualify for the playoffs and reach the finals? But the Double R’s will have to play seven matches without the services of Stokes. Will that hurt the Rajasthan Royals?

In this IPL 2020 season, the team of Rajasthan Royals consists of many foreign players from England and Australia. They have three members of the England team, fast bowler Jofra Archer, all-rounder Tom Curran and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Butler. These three are permanent members playing for the double R’s team.

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At the same time, they also have two players from Australia. The former captain of Australia Steve Smith is currently leading the side of the Royals for this season and they also have the Aussie fast bowler Andrew Tye. But the Double R’s have not picked up him in their playing XI yet.

In the IPL 2020, the Rajasthan Royals team won 2 out of 3 matches, and they are in fifth place in the points table. Rajasthan Royals are currently playing the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi.

Here is the schedule of remaining matches of the Double R’s in the IPL 2020 season –

22nd September 2020 Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – Royals Won by 16 runs.

27th September 2020 Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab – Royals won by four wickets.

30th September 2020 Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR defeated RR by 37 runs.

3rd October RR vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 3.30 PM

6th October 2020 RR vs Mumbai Indians at 7.30 PM

9th October 2020 RR vs Delhi Capitals at 7.30 PM

11th October 2020 RR vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at 7.30

14th October 2020 RR vs Delhi Capitals at 7.30 PM

17th October 2020 RR vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at 3.30 PM

19th October 2020 RR vs Chennai Super Kings at 7.30 PM

22nd October 2020 RR vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at 7.30 PM

25th October 2020 RR vs Mumbai Indians at 7.30 PM

30th October 2020 RR vs Kings XI Punjab at 7.30 PM

1st November 2020 RR vs Kolkata Knight Riders at 7.30 PM

 

 

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