Rajasthan Royals’ practice match: Jaiswal, Jurel, Dubey shine with the bat.

The Rajasthan Royals had a successful practice match ahead of their IPL 2024 opener against the Lucknow Super Giants, with Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, and Shubham Dubey all scoring half-centuries.

Jaiswal, who was the Royals’ leading run-scorer in IPL 2023, was in fine form, scoring 58 runs off 31 balls. Jurel, who is a young batsman from Assam, impressed with a 23-ball 62, while Dubey, who was recently bought by the Royals for ₹4.4 crore, smashed 53 runs off 22 balls.

The Royals’ other batsmen also got some valuable time in the middle, with Sanju Samson scoring 42 runs off 28 balls and Devdutt Padikkal making 37 runs off 25 balls.

The Royals’ bowlers also had a good day, with Kuldeep Sen picking up three wickets for 19 runs.

The Royals will be hoping to carry this momentum into their opening match of the IPL 2024, which will be played against the Lucknow Super Giants on March 24.

Here is a detailed summary of the match:

  • Rajasthan Royals: 240/5 in 20 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 58, Dhruv Jurel 62, Shubham Dubey 53, Sanju Samson 42, Devdutt Padikkal 37)
  • Bowling: Kuldeep Sen 3/19, Trent Boult 1/28, Yuzvendra Chahal 1/32

Match analysis:

The Royals won the toss and elected to bat first. They got off to a good start, with Jaiswal and Jurel putting on a 100-run partnership for the first wicket. Jaiswal was the more aggressive of the two batsmen, while Jurel played the anchor’s role.

After Jaiswal’s dismissal, Samson and Padikkal added a further 70 runs for the second wicket. Samson was particularly impressive, hitting four sixes in his innings.

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Key takeaways from the match:

  • The Royals’ batsmen are in good form, with Jaiswal, Jurel, Dubey, and Samson all scoring half-centuries.
  • The Royals’ bowlers are also in good form, with Kuldeep Sen picking up three wickets.
  • The Royals will be confident of winning their opening match of the IPL 2024 against the Lucknow Super Giants.

Dubey then came in and played a quickfire cameo, scoring 53 runs off just 22 balls. He helped the Royals reach a total of 240/5 in 20 overs.

The Royals’ bowlers then did a good job of restricting the opposition, with Kuldeep Sen picking up three wickets. The Royals won the match by 40 runs.

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