IPL 2021: Chris Morris ready for added responsibility of leading RR pace attack in Jofra Archer's absence
Chris Morris termed the IPL 2021 auction as a humbling experience where RR bought him for Rs 16.5 core making him the most expensive player in the tournament history.
IPL 2021: Jos Buttler says option of skipping cash-rich league was never on table as financial advantages can't be ignored
Buttler has been in the eye of storm for going home after the first Test against India. He is now back in the country for three months to compete in the white ball series and will stay till the end of Rajasthan Royals' IPL campaign.
IPL Auction 2021: Chris Morris has very specific role to play in supporting Jofra Archer, says RR's Kumar Sangakkara
Sangakkara made it clear that it was Morris' bowling stats that made them go for the all-rounder and that his batting would be a bonus.
South Africa's Chris Morris was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore, the most expensive buy ever in IPL history.
The mini auction will take place following the first two Tests between India and England in Chennai. The series begins on 5 February while the second Test will be played from 13 to 17 February.
The 35-year-old right-hander from Karnataka had scored just 196 runs in 12 matches in the last IPL in UAE after being picked up by Rajasthan Royals at the last IPL auctions.
In the last two years, Stokes has made pressure his personal toy. He has constructed moments of sporting history so architecturally sound that they form two of three man-made structures visible from outer space. His performances on the field, marked by “that” World Cup Final and “that” Headingley Test, have reclaimed the romance of international cricket.
KKR defeated RR by 60 runs to keep their hopes alive while KXIP got eliminated after losing to CSK on Sunday.
IPL 2020 Highlights, KKR vs RR Match, Full Cricket Score: Knight Riders win by 60 runs, knock Royals out of tournament
That's it. KKR win this big match by 60 runs. They have knocked RR out of the competition, they join CSK and KXIP as the ousted teams. Two teams knocked out today. Nagarkoti completes his spell as well. This is a solid collective performance from KKR bowlers. Five bowlers used and all among wickets. RR never looked ahead in chase. KKR still afloat in tournament, by a whisker.
IPL 2020: KXIP bowlers endure forgettable day as RR clinch victory to stay alive in race for playoffs
Check out photos from Match 50 of IPL 2020 between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals.
IPL 2020: 'We still need to do a bit to make the playoffs', says RR captain Steve Smith after win over KXIP
Steve Smith was a happy man after his side notched up back-to-back wins but said they still have a job at hand as they face Kolkata Knight Riders in their final league match.
IPL 2020: KXIP skipper KL Rahul says dew factor in second half made it tough for bowlers to defend total against RR
Sent in to bat, KXIP posted a decent 185 for four but RR overhauled the target without much ado, scoring 186 for three in 17.3 overs.
Chasing 186 for a win, RR overhauled the target in 17.3 overs with Stokes top-scoring with a magnificent 26-ball 50.
IPL 2020: Ben Stokes says he’s never happy with his performances, always trying to evolve as a player
Ben Stokes revealed that he's never satisfied with where he is as a player, and that he's always evolving his game.
IPL 2020 Highlights, KXIP vs RR Match, Full Cricket Score: Royals win by 7-wickets, keep playoff hopes alive
Rajasthan Royals win by 7 wickets with 15 balls to spare! Buttler smashes the ball straight over the bowler’s head for a maximum off the second, and brings the equation down to just one with a brace off the third. Jordan then concedes a wide off the fourth to bring the match to a rather anti-climactic end, as Steve Smith’s men keep their campaign alive!
Star Australian cricketers including Smith have been in a bio-bubble since August when they toured England before moving to the protected environment of the IPL in September.
Rajasthan Royals can’t afford to slip up, if they lose on Friday they will be out of the reckoning while a defeat for Kings XI Punjab will dent their chances for a top-four finish.
IPL 2020: MI all-rounder Hardik Pandya says bowlers were left with 'not much options' after team's defeat to RR
Hardik Pandya, who smashed seven sixes and two fours, said they had enough runs on board and gave credit to Stokes and Samson for successfully chasing down the score
IPL 2020: RR's Ben Stokes hopes century against MI brings happiness to his family during difficult time
Stokes, who missed the early part of the tournament to be with his father in New Zealand, said he was relieved to finally come to the party after a sluggish start in the opening role.