Expecting a really tough match against KXIP ,says Butler

Rajasthan Royals wicket-keeper batsman Jos Butler said that he is expecting a tough match against KXIP in the upcoming encounter as Punjab performed exceptionally well in their second match against RCB due to individual brilliance of KL Rahul who scored 132 runs and became the first Indian to score highest runs in all the edition of the cash-rich league happened till now.

They will lock horns against each other at Sharjah Cricket  Stadium on September 27th 2020 where Rajasthan won their first game against mighty Chennai Super Kings. Butler missed the first game for Rajasthan as he was in quarantine with his family. According to official Butler missed the first game as he was not the part of the bubble that was created for the players travelling from UK to UAE  and as per the rules he has to complete the six days quarantine.

“Great to get a win on the board, the team played fantastically well in the first game. It was an outstanding batting performance and a fantastic bowling performance in tough bowling conditions. I am really excited to play my first game, it was great to be back in training with the boys, there’s a great vibe around the team so I’m really looking forward to taking the field. The atmosphere and energy around the squad is fantastic, obviously lots of confidence after that first game,” Buttler said in an official release issued by the Royals.

“The training has been very energetic, guys are lively and enjoying each other’s company. So yeah good atmosphere around, expecting a really tough match against Kings XI. Obviously a fantastic team, KL Rahul was in exceptional form the other night against RCB, so he will be a key wicket as always and I think we’ll see another potentially high-scoring game at Sharjah with small boundaries and the dew factor coming in. Can’t wait to get back out there,” he added.

Rajasthan Royals have enormous talent in their squad but they have heavy reliability on overseas players like Steve Smith, Jos Butler, David Miller, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer but if they have to perform well in this IPL the Indian players have to step up like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson on a consistent basis throughout the tournament. For young batsman like Jaiswal it is a dream chance for him to learn the nuances of batting with someone like Steve Smith, Jos Butler and use those skills in his batting to excel at the International level in coming years.