IPL 2020: Ben Stokes is quarantining after his arrival within the UAE to play for Rajasthan Royals.© Rajasthan Royals/Twitter

Ben Stokes and Yuvraj Singh are left-handed batsmen who can even bowl. Nevertheless, Yuvraj fancies placing himself within the league of “bowlers who can bat” as he informed Stokes when the latter expressed bewilderment at Sunil Narine being promoted forward of Eoin Morgan by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) of their batting order in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on Wednesday. “Narine earlier than Morgan???” is what Stokes tweeted. Yuvraj had a cheeky reply combined with some self-deprecating humour. “Yeah it is like yuvraj earlier than stokes! Generally u obtained let the all-rounders go earlier than, bowlers who can bat earlier than a correct batsman to slog” Yuvraj replied.

Whereas the “Yuvraj earlier than Stokes” parlance for “Narine earlier than Morgan” could be debated, KKR’s transfer was barely stunning.

Narine, who normally opens for KKR, was pushed all the way down to No. 3 with Rahul Tripathi taking the openers slot with Shubman Gill.

It was anticipated that Narine would used as a floater and even within the demise as a finisher, however KKR thought in any other case by sending him in first down and Morgan adopted Narine at No. 4.

Nevertheless, Morgan normally bats within the center order for England, too, and therefore KKR’s transfer was comprehensible.

Stokes is within the UAE and is quarantining after having arrived for the IPL late. He was in New Zealand together with his ailing father.


Stokes’ workforce, Rajasthan Royals, want the England all-rounder’s presence of their line-up as they’ve slipped to the seventh spot after dropping three of their 5 matches to this point.

The 29-year-old has 635 runs and 26 wickets from 34 matches within the IPL, having made his debut in 2017.

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