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Ben Stokes, who was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for a whopping Rs 14.50 crore during last month’s auction, will be making his Indian Premier League debut this year. Joe Root feels the cash-rich league will help English cricketers to improve their game.
England’s Test cricket team skipper Joe Root on Thursday asked all-rounder Ben Stokes, who will play under the captaincy of Steve Smith in the Indian Premier League franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, to find the weakness of his new skipper so that they can beat Australia in the Ashes series later in the year.
Ben Stokes, who was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for a whopping Rs 14.50 crore during last month’s auction, will be making his IPL debut this year.
“Smith has become one of the best players in the world. In fact, he is ranked as the best player in the world and is just racking up the runs for fun,” Joe Root was quoted as saying by Dailystar.co.uk.
“So the one thing Stokesy can do for us is make sure he finds a little weakness in Steve Smith’s armoury for us when we go down to Australia, if he can,” he added.
Gillespie’s vice was gambling, to the point where he estimates having flitted away more than £7m down the years.
|His is an all-too-familiar story of a young sporting talent being thrust head first into the limelight, only to receive bad advice, fall in with the wrong crowd or simply make wrong decisions — sometimes all three are at play. Tymal Mills, though, is adamant he will steer well clear of those traps after making worldwide headlines during last month’s Indian Premier League auction. The former Mildenhall and Tuddenham cricketer entered himself into the draft at the base price of £60,000, yet ended it as a millionaire. A host of franchises entered the bidding for the 24-year-old’s services — and it was Royal Challengers Bangalore that won the race, forking out a record £1.4m for a bowler to do so.|
|It is a deal that has changed Mills’ life forever, but there is one person in particular who will be ensuring he remains on the straight and narrow. “My mum is great. She will tell me off if I spend too much on trainers!,” said the England left-armer.|