IPL 2019: Stokes, Buttler join Rajasthan Royals

Last season, Jos Buttler turned out to be the biggest bet for the Royals, amassing 548 runs in 13 innings. And the franchise hopes that the England stumper-batsman will be delivering this time as well.

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler strike a pose after arriving in Jaipur for the IPL.   -  TWITTER

Rajasthan Royals' English cricketers, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, joined the team in Jaipur on Wednesday.

The two will be available for the team's training session at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium later in the day.

Last season, Buttler turned out to be the biggest bet for the Royals, amassing 548 runs in 13 innings. And the franchise hopes that the England stumper-batsman will be delivering this time as well.

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"Playing alongside Buttler will be great, batting with him makes things easier for me. He's an exciting player and one of the most destructive batters around the world. I'm really excited to play with him," Royals' Australian star Steve Smith said.

 

With both Stokes and Buttler back in the side, Rajasthan will start favourite when it takes on Kings XI Punjab in the opener, next Monday.

But the duo won't be available for the entire tournament as they have to join their England camp for the World Cup late April.