Steve Smith who had missed out on the last season of the IPL 2018, has come back into the side and has not had a very good time with the bat. Now ahead of their game against the Mumbai Indians, the Rajasthan Royals made an important announcement which mentioned that Steve Smith will be the captain for the remaining series as the team thinks that they need a fresher approach to lead the team to the playoffs in the IPL 2019. RR vs MI, Live Cricket Score of IPL 2019 Match.
The announcement was made on the official pages of Rajasthan Royals. "Steve Smith will lead us for the remainder of the #VIVOIPL2019. Read more about it here 👇🏾 #HallaBol," read the caption of the tweet posted by Rajasthan Royals. RR vs MI, Toss and Playing XI Live Updates: Steve Smith Wins the Toss and Has Elected to Bowl; No Jos Buttler in Rajasthan.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 20, 2019
Zubin Bharucha, Head of Cricket for Rajasthan Royals, said, ‘Ajinkya is and will always be a true Royal. He led the team to the play offs in 2018 in a very challenging scenario and that will go down as one of the great comebacks of the IPL. He remains a key part of our side and leadership team and will extend support wherever required to Steve.”
“Steve is one of the most innovative and successful captains in the world, in all formats of the game. We are confident he can lead the Royals to success.” added Bharucha. Meanwhile. the news from the centre is that Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have elected to bat.