IPL 2020: Pragyan Ojha Questions Rajasthan Royals For Sending Ben Stokes An An Opener

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Former Indian cricketer Pragyan Ojha has questioned Rajasthan Royals for his or her logic behind sending the England allrounder — Ben Stokes because the opener despite the fact that he has not delivered as per expectations within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

Ben Stokes has managed to solely rating 80 runs in 4 matches. He hasn’t been capable of set an excellent base for RR which had added strain on the middle-order to attain runs.

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Ben Stokes. Picture Credit score: IPL.

Pragyan Ojha hasn’t been capable of perceive the science behind Ben Stokes taking part in because the opening batsman although he’s a middle-order batsman. He believes that the administration shouldn’t experiment with the pure place of gamers till they’re struggling.

“All of us are asking the query (Why is Ben Stokes not taking part in within the middle-order?). Each participant, they’ve performed a specific model of cricket and are comfy in a specific place. So you need to give them that first. If that doesn’t work, you then change your plan.

“For those who take a look at all of the profitable captains, they’d give the bowler the liberty to set their plans and execute them and if that doesn’t work, then they pitch to step in and provides their concepts,” Pragyan Ojha mentioned.

Pragyan Ojha advises Royals to play Jos Buttler because the opener:

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Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. Photograph Credit score: BCCI/IPL.

Pragyan Ojha believes that Jos Buttler ought to return to the opener place whereas Ben Stokes must be demoted and play the position of finisher.

“So when you recognize Ben Stokes has delivered at No.5 and No. 6, then why not have him there? You have got an important opener with you. It’s not such as you don’t have an opener. You have got a superb opener who’s getting you runs, Jos Buttler. Why change your positions?”

Jos Buttler had began the marketing campaign for Rajasthan Royals this yr because the opener. He has amassed 262 runs in 9 matches on the strike price of 143.95.

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