Dubai: The Rajasthan Royals play against the lower ranked Sunrisers and have a good chance of scoring 2 points against a team that has only won one win in 9 games and has yet to win in the UAE.
But for this captain, Sanju Samson needs the support of the rest of the squad as he fought on his own in their last loss to the Delhi Capitals, where no other batsman gave him the support he needed to hunt the target of 154.
Currently, the Rajasthan Royals are placed in seventh position with 8 points with 4 wins and five losses after 9 games and will need to win at least more games to reach 16 points, which gives them a realistic chance of qualifying for the playoffs.
The fate of the Rajasthan Royals is in their hands and one of the players who plays a key role in supporting Sanju Samson is David Miller of South Africa, who has extensive experience of over 300 T20 matches as well as a hit rate of 140.
David Miller can be very destructive in his day and has played many memorable innings for his old IPL Punjab Kings franchise. During one of the special heats where he scored a winning game, he said: “When it’s in the arc it’s out of the park and when it’s in the V it’s going to be in the ‘tree’ and this became a line punch for David Miller the killer.
Will David Miller support Sanju Samson only time will tell, but David Miller has it all in the book and can turn a game around on his day.
Anis Sajan, passionate cricketer and businessman, is vice-president of the Danube group