Sangakkara says Royals yet to finalise opening pair, Samson promises more stability

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While Rajasthan Royals’ new captain Sanju Samson believes their batting order will see “bit more stability” in IPL 2021, their team director Kumar Sangakkara, however, said they would still want to keep their options open before finalising the first-choice pair at the top of the order, where they tried five different combinations last season.

The Royals had the likes of Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Steven Smith taking turns to open for them last season, before settling on the pair of Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa for their last five matches. Samson is hopeful of bringing about a change this time around, as he acknowledged the importance of giving the opening pair more time to settle.

(With Inputs from ESPN)

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