CLT20 2013 Match 9: Rajasthan Royals vs Highveld Lions Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals vs Highveld Lions Live Score of CLT20 2013, 9th Match Group A played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on September 25th 2013. Alviro Petersen, captain of the Highveld Lions, called correctly at the toss and asked the Rajasthan Royals to bat first in their Champions League Twenty20 encounter at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday.
The Lions, whose first game of the tournament was washed out in Ahmedabad, were keen to get a win under their belt and thought that strengthening the batting was the way to achieve this. Thami Tsolekile came into the eleven in place of Imran Tahir, leaving Aaron Phangiso, the slow left-armer, as the only specialist spinner in the mix.
Rajasthan, who have a fantastic record at their home ground, also made one change, leaving out Rahul Shukla, the 23-year-old quick bowler from Jharkhand, and gave Praveen Tambe, the legspinner, a game.
“It’s a good wicket and we are looking to chase,” said Petersen as soon as he won the toss. “The thing with double-headers is you have to start afresh and you can’t rely on what happened in the first match.”
Rahul Dravid, captain of the Royals, felt that the pitch for the game was a bit different from the one they usually played on at Jaipur and thought that some natural variation could assist the spinners as the game wore on.
“We were looking to field first, hopefully we will put up a good score. The heartening thing in our first match was good performance from everyone, especially from the lesser-experienced players,” said Dravid. “We have three games to go, it’s a tough competition and you can’t relax as there no time to make-up later on.”
Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, Ashok Menaria, Vikramjeet Malik, Pravin Tambe, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper.
Highveld Lions: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Alviro Petersen (capt), Thami Tsolekile, Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Jean Symes, Sohail Tanvir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Hardus Viljoen, Aaron Phangiso.