Riyan Parag, Nandre Burger Have A Huge Role To Play For Rajasthan Royals In IPL 2024: Trent Boult


Rajasthan Royals' veteran campaigner Trent Boult on Sunday picked Ryan Parag and Nandre Berger as two players in his team who will have a key role to play in the ongoing IPL season for the 2008 winners. Coming off the back of two consecutive wins, the Sanju Samson-led side will look to keep their momentum going when they take on struggling Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. With innings of 43 and 84 not out, Parag has shown his penchant for scoring runs at a brisk pace, signaling a major change from someone who would struggle to exploit his talent now that he has come of age Is.

On the other hand, young left-arm South African Tej Berger has made an impact on his IPL debut, taking three wickets so far while sharing the new ball with Boult.

“My first experience with him (Parag) was in a warm-up game here in the bubble, when the IPL was held in Mumbai a few years ago. He probably scored 85 off 30 balls and I just thought he was Speaking to the media before the Royals' training session, Boult recalled, “He was the most amazing player.”

“Obviously, everyone is very happy to see him have some success early in the tournament this year. He's always been viewed as an exciting player, so definitely, it's great to see a player go out and improve his game.” It's always very satisfying to see that happen.” ,” He said.

“One hundred percent he's going to play a huge role for us in this tournament,” Bolt said.

Boult praised Berger for showing no struggle while playing in a challenging white-ball tournament like the IPL without much experience.

“Nandre is a guy I have just met but bowls with good pace and good skill and comes from South Africa where the conditions are very different,” Boult said.

“He has shown his game well and done very well for us so far, so another guy who should play a big role in our tournament,” he said.

After scoring over 700 runs in a successful Test series against England, Yashasvi Jaiswal is yet to make his presence felt in this IPL. But Bolt, on his part, praised his young teammate.

“(He's) an amazing player. Obviously (I've) played with him for a couple of years. I don't want to say last year was his breakout season, but he's had a great 15 months or so,” Bolt said. ,

“This boy is hungry for runs; he is desperate to get better. You can see it in the way he trains. He plays straight to the middle of the net. It's no wonder he is one of the rising players in India Why there is such talent with the bat. There is a very exciting future (coming) for him,” Boult said.

However, Boult dismissed any suggestion that Rajasthan Royals are worried about the form of opener Jos Buttler, who has been struggling for runs of late.

“Jos Buttler is a player whose record speaks for itself. You can't (score) runs every day, but I know he is very keen to contribute and take his tournament forward. I don't think we should worry. There's something to be done there,” Bolt said.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians senior spin bowler Piyush Chawla confirmed that the five-time champions are still waiting to hear from the National Cricket Academy (NCA) regarding the status of world No. 1 T20 batsman Suryakumar Yadav.

Suryakumar has been sidelined since January this year as he is posted at the NCA in Bengaluru while recovering from his ankle and back injuries.

Asked about Suryakumar's progress, Chawla replied, “NCA still has to take care of it and we coaches know more about it than the players.”

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