The match number 48 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is being played today between the hosts Rajasthan Royals and the Gujarat Titans at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
This is gonna be an exciting clash between the two teams who are considered two of the best teams in the league this season and their position in the points table truly justifies that.
Gujarat Titans currently sits at the top of the points table with 12 points while Rajasthan Royals is currently 4th with 10 points. They will be hoping for a win today and for that, they will need all the players to step up tonight.
One of the Rajasthan Royals player who will have to step up his game is Riyan Parag. The Assam batsman has been a part of the team for long now, but has failed to deliver for his team.
Eventually he was dropped from the team in the last couple of matches. He is set to miss today’s match as well against Gujarat Titans. But before the match, during an interview, he highlighted how he is working hard to start performing for his team.
During a pre-match interview, Riyan Parag said that he is working on his technique and has been training hard for the last couple of days.
“Time to get back to basics for me. I spent some time with Zubin (Barucha) sir, and haven’t missed practice even once in the last five days. Been doing long sessions and strengthening my basics. I’m trying to expand my hitting areas, I generally look to hit straight but now the focus is to try and hit all around the field. Want to keep more options available for me,” said Parag.
For Parag, the IPL 2023 has been a forgetful season. In the 5 matches that he has played for the Rajasthan side, he has scored only 54 runs.