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RR vs MI: Piyush Chawla Says ‘You Can’t Claim That Rajasthan Royals Are Overdependent On Jos Buttler’

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Piyush Chawla reckons the Rajasthan Royals are not “over-reliant” on leading scorer and current IPL Orange Cap holder Jos Buttler.

The leg-spinner feels the Royals’ middle-order hasn’t been challenged enough thanks to Buttler’s spectacular season so far.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. Image: BCCI/IPL

In the first half of the season, the English wicketkeeper-batsman has had an incredible run of form, scoring three hundred. He presently has 499 runs on the season and a 71.29 batting average.

It’s one of the factors why Rajasthan Royals are sitting in second place on the points standings after winning six of their first eight games.

Chawla viewed Parag’s performance as a positive in an interview with ESPNCricinfo ahead of the Royals’ match against the Mumbai Indians on Saturday. He believes that the remainder of the middle order has to be given more opportunities before being assessed.

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Riyan Parag
Riyan Parag. Image: BCCI

Piyush Chawla said, “As a captain and team manager, you’ll always want him to carry the form, but the law of averages can sometimes catch up with you.” That’s exactly what we observed in the previous game. The good news was that Riyan Parag bowled well in the lower order… The middle of the order does not have much time to bat.”

“They have the batting with Samson, an in-form Hetmyer, and Riyan Parag, who has finally scored in a game. You can’t say they’re overly reliant on Jos Buttler, but we’ll have to wait and watch what the rest of the team does when they have the chance,” Piyush Chawla Added.

Rajasthan Royals displaying the value of experience: Piyush Chawla

The senior things that can be improved demonstrated “the value of experience,” according to Piyush Chawla. He went on to say that, unlike most other players in the competition, they aren’t reliant on just one or two bowlers to win those games. In such games, the value of this takes center stage.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals (Image Credits: Twitter

“They’re demonstrating the worth of experience.” They had to defend 145 [against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday], and the pitch wasn’t easy… Yuzvendra Chahal did not take many wickets, but he did hold one end, which benefited Ashwin because he took wickets and did not give out too many runs.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals (Image Credits: Twitter)

“Bowling and batting partnerships are equally crucial. Many teams are using attack bowlers and scoring runs at the other end of the field. But against Rajasthan, when every bowling is better than the last, it isn’t conceivable. The squad has benefited greatly from the high standard they have set for themselves.”

Rajasthan Royals facing off against Mumbai Indians on 30th April at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai.

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