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IPL 2019 | Ben Stokes Delivers Heartwarming Speech Before Departure From IPL

The Rajasthan Royals haven’t had a great campaign in the ongoing IPL season. Led by Steve Smith currently, they now need to win all their matches to stay in contention. Hence from here on, every game they play is going to be a virtual knockout.

Cricketnext Staff |April 27, 2019, 4:33 PM IST
IPL 2019 | Ben Stokes Delivers Heartwarming Speech Before Departure From IPL

The Rajasthan Royals haven’t had a great campaign in the ongoing IPL season. Led by Steve Smith currently, they now need to win all their matches to stay in contention. Hence from here on, every game they play is going to be a virtual knockout.

On the other hand, Ben Stokes is headed to England to play the limited overs series against Pakistan. However before departing, the English all-rounder delivered a heart-warming speech for his Rajasthan teammates. He expressed his words of gratitude to the franchise.

The team’s official handle shared the same on Twitter.

Stokes too didn’t have a memorable season personally. While he averaged just 20.50 with the bat, his economy rate too soared high as he conceded at 11.23. It remains to be seen if he will be retained next season by the Rajasthan Royals management following a forgettable stint.

The Royals are currently placed at the seventh position on the points table. They take on the SunRisers Hyderabad at home in their next game without the services of Stokes as well as Jofra Archer. It will be interesting to see how the hosts cope up with that.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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