Aussie batsman Steven Smith feels better and better to be the captain on Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League 2019. Steve Smith replaced Ajinkya Rahane as Rajasthan Royals captain in IPL 2019 on 20 April.

Steven Smith becomes Rajasthan Royals Captain

The former Australia captain lost his place in the side after the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa last year. It seemed to be at ease in his first game as captain of Rajasthan Royals this season. In case of 162, he composed a fluent 48-ball 59* that helped his team to a five-wicket victory indeed.

Firstly, Steven Smith asserted his new responsibility, “Feel like I’m getting better and better with the way that I’m hitting the ball.” Then glorified his responsibility too, “More importantly, my mind is getting better and better with the decisions I’m making. I base my batting a lot around the decisions I make. I’m clear in my mind and I’m getting clearer and clearer the more I play.”

Smith asserted that he surprised to get the responsibility in the mid-season. But thinks that it was an honor to captain the Rajasthan Royals. “It’s obviously an honor and a privilege to captain the Royals. Ajinkya’s done a terrific job the last year-and-a-half, obviously got the boys to the playoffs last year.”Then clarified the information, “But the management called me in yesterday and said that they wanted me to captain the rest of the season. I was surprised by the decision, but I’ve started well here, fortunately.”

Steven Smith feels better and better to be the captain on Rajasthan Royals
Steven Smith feels better and better to be the captain on Rajasthan Royals

Steven Smith is in Australia’s World Cup squad

However, Steven Smith is in Australia’s World Cup squad but still has issues with his elbow, which hasn’t fully recovered from surgery. Despite, Smith believes it will be in perfect shape in the next couple of weeks.
So Steven Smith echoed the topic too, “I still have to play quite heavily strapped. There are still a few issues with throwing but I’m back throwing and getting there slowly. A couple of weeks later I should be able to throw at full pace, which is going to be nice.”

Then the former captain concludes with, “I haven’t quite enjoyed hiding in the field that is not my way around things. I like to be in the action, and get in hot-spots and involved in the game. But the elbow is coming along nicely. Since I’ve been here in India, I haven’t felt any pain batting”

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Therefore, Aussie batsman Steven Smith feels better and better to be the captain on Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League 2019. Hope Steven Smith will perform well with Rajasthan Royals and ICC World Cup-019 as well.

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