RR vs LSG: “I Knew It Would Be Hard….”

Last Update on: April 19th, 2023 at 09:44 pm

Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Joe Root opened up about not getting a chance in the playing 11 in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. He said that he knew that getting a chance into the starting lineup would be tough for his team but he’s hopeful that at some stage he’ll get the opportunity.

Joe Root for the first time registered for the IPL 2023. He was picked by Rajasthan Royals for his base price of INR 1 crores. The right-hander has been enjoying his time in India as he’s practicing hard and is having a great time off the field.

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Root it yet to play a match in the IPL as he has warmed the bench in all six games. With plenty of firepower in the RR’s side, it’s fair to say that the English cricketer will have to wait for his chances.

Joe Root said that he’s making himself ready whenever the opportunity comes. He added that it’s good learning for him. Speaking in a pre-game interview with the host broadcaster, he said:

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“I was fully expecting, coming into the Rajasthan Royals as there’s not a lot of movement in the squad, coming into the start of the season. I knew it would be hard work to get into this team. I’m working hard and trying to make sure I’m ready when an opportunity arises and put in a performance if that is the case. But it’s been great to see the guys about it, staying at a different environment and keep looking to learn and develop as a player as well.”

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RR vs LSG: “I think it’s everything that I expected it to be,” says Joe Root

Joe Root further talked about his experience in the IPL. He said that he’s enjoying the close encounters and hopes that at some stage he might get an opportunity. He added:

“I think it’s everything that I expected it to be. There’s been so many brilliant games across the course of the tournament so far and looks like it’s going to keep coming. New rules have come in, sides bat so deep, got so many more options with the ball.

“It makes for a very good spectacle and you want to make sure to be on the right side of the close games. So far, more often than not we’ve managed to do that and hopefully, we can continue to do so. It’s been great to be a part of it. Hopefully, at some point, I can force my way in and do something on the field.” He concluded.

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