Rajasthan Royals brand ambassador Shane Warne said he was expecting big things from former Australia captain Steve Smith in the upcoming IPL season, as he will be hungrier than ever.
“This year, Royals will have him back and hungry and wanting to show the world how good he is. He is fresh and has missed the game that he loves. I think he will be terrific for the Royals this year and I am looking for some big things,” he explained.
Ashton Turner, who made a huge impact in the just concluded series between India and Australia, will also be turning up for the Royals this year.
“Just watching him play, a good friend of mine Mascheranas and me were speaking about the Big Bash and he asked me to take a good look at Turner. So, I studied him a bit and then rang the Royals owners and said that they should get Turner as the kid was good. So they went ahead and bought him and now the 50 grands spent on him looks pretty good.
“Turner has a very level head on his shoulders for a young player. He is a future leader and has done a great job at Perth Scorchers. He plays spin just as good as he plays pace,” he signed off.