IPL 2020: Jos Buttler to miss RR’s first match against CSK on September 22

Buttler has been instrumental in RR's success in past few years.

Jos Buttler to miss RR's opening game against CSK | IANSRajasthan Royals’ will be without their mercurial wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler in their IPL 2020 opening match against Chennai Super Kings on September 22. The England player has himself confirmed the news that he will not play against CSK, as he will be in a six-day quarantine.

The reason is that Buttler has traveled to the UAE with his family and is thus required to complete his six-day isolation period before playing.

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I'm unfortunately going to miss the first match for Rajasthan because I'm going to be doing my quarantine period. I'm here with my family, it's great that the Royals have allowed me to have my family over, so it will be a huge help," Buttler said in a video posted by Rajasthan Royals on Instagram.


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Buttler made 311 runs from 8 matches last season and 548 runs from 13 matches in IPL 2018. He also spoke about hoping that his countrymate Ben Stokes, who is in New Zealand with his ailing father and has started training, to join the RR team at some point in the tournament.

Hopefully. Ben is taking some family time at the moment. Everyone's wishes are with him and everyone's thoughts are with him. Hopefully, we'll have him here in pink at some point,” Buttler said.

In the same chat, Buttler also revealed where he would like to bat for RR in IPL 2020.

"Hopefully at the top, I like opening the batting in T20 but of course very happy to bat anywhere the captain and coach want me to," he said responding to a question on his batting position,” Buttler said.


By Jatin Sharma - 20 Sep, 2020

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