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Rajasthan Royals (RR) opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal stressed on replicating his recent performance in Oman in the second phase of IPL 2021.
The 19-year-old Jaiswal, who toured with Mumbai’s team and won the One-day series in Muscat, combinedly scored close to 300 runs in the ODI and T20 series.
It was good practice for me before the big matches in the IPL: Yashasvi Jaiswal
The youngster played only three games for RR in the first half of IPL and his scores read 22, 32 and 12 with a batting average of 22. The Mumbai prodigious batsman amassed 400 runs from six innings in the 2020 ICC U-19 World Cup with the help of four half-centuries and a hundred.
Jaiswal said he had a good practice time against Oman International team ahead of the second phase of IPL 2021 and wishes to carry his form for RR.
“I had a very good series against Oman and in similar conditions to the UAE. I’m really happy with the way I’m playing my cricket at the moment, and I can’t wait to replicate these performances in the IPL against much stronger line-ups,” Jaiswal was quoted as saying in a media release.
“It was good practice for me before the big matches in the IPL. It had been a while I had played competitive cricket, and to play against an international team like Oman is certainly good preparation. I’m happy I could score some runs and win some matches for my team,” he added.
I did a lot of hard work during the lockdown: Yashasvi Jaiswal
Jaiswal became the youngest player to score a double hundred in List A cricket. In a Vijay Hazare Trophy match between Mumbai and Jharkhand, the left-handed batsman scored 203 from 154 balls. Jaiswal said during the lockdown he spent time in Nagpur to focus on his technical skills and fitness.
“I did a lot of hard work during the lockdown. I went to Nagpur to train at the Royals Centre of Excellence and we had various sessions which were focused on my fitness, technique, mind, and skills,” Jaiswal said.
Rajasthan Royals will restart their IPL campaign against Punjab Kings on September 21 at Dubai International Stadium.