Rajasthan Royals pacer Varun Aaron, who has, so far, featured in only one match in the ongoing IPL 2020, stated that the Indian pacer trio- Kartik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat and Ankit Rajpoot- have done well in supporting Jofra Archer, who is the leading wicket-taker for the side.
The young pacer Kartik Tyagi got the opportunity in the second half of the tournament after Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Aaron had proved expensive. He has featured in eight matches and has snared seven wickets while Unadkat has picked up four wickets in seven matches at the poor economy rate of 9.91. Ankit Rajpoot, the medium Pacer, has also not been able to make much difference, picking 2 wickets in nine matches.
However, England pacer Jofra Archer has been the constant wicket-taker for RR. He has picked up 17 wickets in 12 matches at the economy rate of 6.71.
Varun Aaron believes that the overall performance of his side been good, but he admits that at some occasion, they have not been up to scratch. He said that the Indian pacers have played a good supporting role to Jofra Archer.
“I think we have bowled well overall, this is T20 cricket and there are these patches wherein bowlers go for runs. I feel that our pacers have done well, certain things did not go our way where we were unlucky but I feel JD, Tyagi, and Rajpoot have done well in supporting Archer,” said Aaron in an official release issued by RR.
Varun Aaron hopes RR qualify for playoffs:
With two games left to play, Rajasthan Royals are lying at the second last position in the points table. Varun Aaron hopes that his team could be able to put the best show in both matches to secure the place in playoffs.
“The next two games are must win for us to be able to secure the playoffs berth and I am sure our team will put up the best show to be able to achieve that spot,” he added.
Rajasthan Royals will take on Kings XI Punjab on Friday (October 30) in Abu Dhabi.