There are a couple of good news for Rajasthan Royals (RR) this week as at first, they first started their journey of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) with a top-notch win against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their initial match and on the other hand, they are ready to welcome Ben Stokes in the first week of October.
According to some reports, Stokes will be leaving New Zealand to joining the squad in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was to miss out on the first half of the season. The player has resumed training in Christchurch that is a sign of his availability in the IPL soon.
The veteran player left Pakistan vs England test matches in midway after his father was diagnosed with brain cancer in Newzealand’s Christchurch.
It could have been a blow for Rajhastan Royals to miss the professional services of Stokes. However, he will be available after some time. The side is super cooperative with him and the allowance of leniency must be pleasing for the player as he can spend quality time with his family.
Ben Stokes to join Rajasthan Royals in the first week of October
The head coach Andrew Mcdonald was so cooperative in the scenario and had granted him massive leniency.
“First and foremost, thoughts with the Stokes family. It’s a difficult scenario, so we are giving him as much time as he needs, and connecting with him as best as we can. So yeah, we are not sure where Stokesy’s right now, but once it has played out, then we can make our decisions from there,” McDonald had told ESPNCricinfo.