Jaipur: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson slogged in the nets with his Rajasthan Royals teammates on Sunday, but it is still not certain if he will feature in Monday’s IPL match against defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders.
Rajasthan pacer Sidharth Trivedi said the decision to play Watson has not been taken as yet.
"He did join the team after the match against Delhi Daredevils. He is fit and worked out in the nets but the decision on his playing tomorrow, would be taken by coach Paddy Upton and skipper Rahul Dravid. He is a world class player and certainly he would give strength to our side," said Trivedi.
Trivedi also confirmed that skipper Rahul Dravid would be taking field against KKR.
"He sustained a small niggle and he is 100 percent fit now. He will play tomorrow`s match," Trivedi, who has been with Rajasthan since first edition of the IPL, said.
Trivedi said the team has learnt its lesson from the match against Delhi.
"Yes we faltered and lost quick wickets in the last two overs and could not reach a better score, but Delhi too suffered the same fate in death overs. The nature of T20 is like that only. We can`t predict anything. But we have taken note and would try and rectify the shortcomings," he said.
Talking about the mystery spinner Sunil Naraine, Trivedi said they are not much worried.
"We know he is a world class spinner. But we prefer on playing to our own strengths instead of worrying about such things. But I am sure that the team coach and skipper Dravid must be working on some kind of strategy to counter him.” He said.
First Published: Sunday, April 07, 2013, 20:30