Most of the IPL teams were busy finalising their trade deals on Thursday (November). The trade window was closing on Thursday and thus a number of deals were finalised. The likes of Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals were pretty busy with finalising their trade deals.
A number of big names like Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Evin Lewis and others have shifted their base ahead of the next season. Delhi Capitals have roped in Rahane and Ashwin while Rajasthan Royals have traded Dhawal Kulkarni for Lewis. The likes of Krishnappa Gowtham, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia have been traded too.
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And amidst all these, one Royal Challengers Bangalore took to Twitter to post an interesting question. The user asked Rajasthan Royals whether they would let Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer join Royal Challengers. Buttler and Archer are two of the biggest names in white-ball cricket today and are also two of the main players for the Royals.
“Will you release either of Jos Buttler or Jofra Archer? @rajasthanroyals Give them to RCB ?,” asked the fan.
In reply, the Royals came up with a very expected response. Making a mockery of the request from the fan, the Royals wrote:
“Keep Dreaming Buddy! ?”
Keep Dreaming Buddy! 😜 https://t.co/Ga7gZwV2AF
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) November 14, 2019
Meanwhile, both Royals and Royal Challengers have struggled to do well in recent times. The Royals have not won the IPL or made it to the final since the inaugural season in 2008. On the other hand, the Royal Challengers are still waiting for their first-ever IPL trophy despite making it to the final on three occasions. Both the teams had a disastrous campaign in the last edition of the tournament.
With 5 wins each from 14 games, they had occupied the last two spots in the eight-team competition. While Royal Challengers were at eighth spot, Royals were at seventh due to their better net run-rate.