IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals will announce their captain on Saturday via live telecast

Rajasthan Royals will be mentored by Shane Warne for IPL 2018.

Shane Warne will be the mentor of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018 | AFP

IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) will announce their captain for the upcoming IPL 2018 season via live telecast on TV on Saturday, 24th February, 2018.

Rajasthan Royals are making a comeback in the league after having faced a two-year ban in the famous IPL fixing scandal and will be looking forward to name a captain that will bring back their lost reputation. It will also be first time when any IPL franchise will declare their captain in this manner. The captain will be announced on Star Sports.

Former Australia spinner and RR’s 2008 IPL winning captain Shane Warne will be the mentor of the team in IPL 2018. RR spent a fortune on couple of players as they bought England all-rounder Ben Stokes for Rs 12.5 crore while Indian bowler Jaydev Unadkat was taken for Rs 11.50 crore.

Ahead of the captain announcement, Warne said, "The captain plays an important role as there are players coming from different countries and he needs to bring them all together. A captain is instrumental to create a culture within the team wherein every one gels with each other on and off the field."

He added, "We indeed have some great choices- the likes of Ben Stokes, Ajinkya Rahane, and Steve Smith who bring leadership values with them. Jos Buttler too has capabilities to lead a team."

(With inputs from ANI)

By Jatin Sharma - 23 Feb, 2018

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