Telegraph – Calcutta, India – Steve Smith gestures during the IPL cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Jaipur, on April 7, 2019.

Summary

  • Steve Smith gestures during the IPL cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Jaipur, on April 7, 2019.
  • (AP Photo) Steve Smith has once again taken up the captain’s role as he replaced Ajinkya Rahane at the helm of the Rajasthan Royals.
  • And captain Smith began on a thumping note leading his team to a five-wicket victory over the Rohit Sharma-led side.
  • Smith was also named captain before the start of the 2018 edition, but in the wake of the ball-tampering incident, it was decided that Rahane would lead the team in the Australian’s forced absence.
  • “Rajasthan Royals will be led by the Australian batsman Steven Smith for the upcoming matches of the IPL.


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