- Guwahati player Riyan Parag is all set to play for his team Rajasthan Royals again
- Assam leg-break spinner says he is happy with Ravichandran Ashwin in the dressing room so that he can “choose mind”
- The young player was bought by the RR team for 3.80 crores
The world cup medallist from the under-19 team is all set to begin his IPL adventure again. As before, the Guwahati player will be playing for the Rajasthan Royals team. The young player is an all-rounder who is a right arm batsman and a leg-break spinner.
Riyan made his debut in the IPL from Rajasthan Royals team in 2019 and since then has been with the team. After getting selected, the player is very happy and excited to be sharing room of dressing with Ravichandran Ashwin, and says, he is willing to pick up the mindset of what Ravichandran applies in his gameplay. This is just for the sake of learning from the senior players.
So far Ashwin has been an important player for the RR squad who was initially felt to be going for the Delhi capitals team but due aggressive bidding war, the Rajasthan Royals managed to retain the player at a whopping 5 crore’s figure. Riyan being excited to start along with Ashwin said,
“That will definitely be Ashwin… If not the best ever, he’s like one of the best off-spinners going around in the world,”
“I’ll definitely try to carry a red ball with me in the tournament so that I can get a few tips”
Speaking much about Aswin and his tactics, the young Riyan had a lot to say for the veteran,
“But even with the white ball, I think if I can pick his brains on the varieties and all the mysteries. I think my white-ball bowling is going to be much better after the season,”
“I started my IPL journey at the Royals, and I’m delighted that I was bought back. I know there were four teams involved in the bidding and it was nice to see that because that means I’ve been doing something right,”
The youngster has recently finished his graduations and has returned to the squad. In the recent Ranjhi Trophy the player was pretty decent in his playing. He was seen scoring 293 out of six innings, having an average of 48.83.
“Why this team means so much to me is because of the very family vibe, where everyone takes care of you, everyone is very friendly and approachable,”
If we talk about the bowling lineup, the player has pretty good history over here too. The bowler took 7 wickets with an average of 24.42. Not very satisfied by his performance, the player said,
“I missed a few 100s, I think I was in good nick and was batting well. In terms of bowling too, I got my first five-for.
“So yes, there is still huge scope for improvement. The focus now is on prepping up for the IPL as I’ve played less white ball cricket in the last month or so, but a few sessions of good practice should help in preparing,”
The young player feels and hopes to finish more matches and continues saying,
“I think a lot of people will tell you this, the role that I play is the toughest one in T20 cricket, batting at 6 or 7, finishing off games.
“I know I haven’t produced as many performances as I would have liked, but I think now I understand myself much better as a player and understand what my strengths are. So, I hope it’s going to be my year,”