Shane Warne, Rajasthan Royals
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Rajasthan Royals (RR) mentor Shane Warne has sent his best wishes to his team. Warne has gone back to Australia after providing his crucial inputs to the franchise. Ajinkya Rahane-led team locked horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to stay alive in the competition.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan is not only going to miss the services of Warne in their dugout.

The inaugural champions Rajasthan will also have to miss out on the duties of their linchpin England players Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes. Royals will definitely regret missing Jos Buttler as he was in great form with the bat.

Shane Warne with Ajinkya Rahane. Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI.

Royals need to win by a bigger margin:

Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2018
RR players celebrate their wicket. Photo by: Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Buttler had boosted the morale of the Royals as he played a key role in consecutive three wins of the franchise. These victories had given a whiff of the playoffs to the Royals who had their backs against the wall.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan middle order has struggled to deliver the goods. However, it would be a perfect opportunity for an under-fire batting line up to rise to the occasion.

Rahane will try to lead from the front.  The players like Sanju Samson, Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi and Jofra Archer will have to raise their game.

The bowling battery of the Royals is also not in the best of forms. Thus, the players like Jaydev Unadkat and Ish Sodhi will have to burden the responsibility on their shoulders.

Royals have won six matches out of the 13 they have played. Thus, they need a win against Royal Challengers – to keep their hopes alive. However, Royals have a poor Net Run Rate of -0.403.

Rajasthan Royals
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Shane Warne took to Twitter to sent his wishes. 

Warne post read as, “Good luck to the @rajasthanroyals boys tonight! Thinking of you all & looking forward to a win…”

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