Rajasthan Royals head coach Andrew Donald confirmed that Steve Smith will be available for the opening game against the CSK. The franchise had already suffered setbacks after Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes were not available for the side.
Royals will face Chennai Super Kings on September 22 at the Sharjah i.e., on Tuesday. Head coach Andrew McDonald was relieved on the skipper’s availability.
“Fantastic news that Steve is available. It’s fantastic especially on the back of some setbacks back in the UK. It’s obviously great to have your skipper available for the first game.” McDonald said.
Spent was in England from almost last one month but he was ruled out of the ODI series due to the concussion. He arrived in Dubai this week and was yet to clear the fitness test before playing in the opening game.
“I’ve been in Dubai for a couple of days now with some good rest and then got into a bit of running. Yesterday I did a bit of zig-zag running, which is part of the protocols to pass to get back to play and today I’ll have a hit in the nets. Hopefully, pull up well from the hit and be good to play tomorrow,” Smith said.