Jaydev Unadkat will lead Rajasthan Royals:
IPL 2020 has to begin on September 19 in UAE. Many Australian and England will miss the starting games of IPL 2020 in UAE because of their limited over series. Steve Smith is one of them who will miss the first week of IPL 2020.
There are many England and Australian players in Rajasthan Royals. RR will be most affected team in the absence of these players. Steve Smith is the part of Australia that will tour the UK.
On the other side, England cricket board has not announced the squad for Australia limited series. But Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, and Ben Stokes would be the part of the England-Australia series.
3 T20Is and ODIs will be played between England and Australia from the next month. The series will end on September 16. After that, Players will come to the UAE.
And they will follow the six-day quarantine in UAE. These players will be tested on Day-1, 3, and 6. If the results are negative, they will join their respective team in IPL.
All four main foreign players (Buttler, Steve Smith, Jofra Archer, and Ben Stokes) will not be a part of the Rajasthan Royals. That’s why if reports are to be believed, left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat could lead the side in the absence of Steve Smith.
Last year, Jaydev Unadkat had led the Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy. And Saurashtra finished the tournament with the win. Jaydev Unadkat took 67 wickets for his team.
Jaydev Unadkat is the part of the Rajasthan Royals since 2018. When he was playing for Pune supergiants under Dhoni in 2017, his performance was brilliant, But his performance for Rajasthan Royals in IPL has not been good since 2018.