Shane Watson to Join Rajasthan Royals today

Shane Watson to Join Rajasthan Royals in today's match going to play at SMS Stadium Jaipur. Friday’s IPL match between hosts Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the SMS Stadium is expected to be a hit. Hit, not because that this match may witness a packed stadium but it would see a contest between big-hitters Shane Watson of Royals and Yusuf Pathan of KKR. Giving a big boost to the home team that is already oozing with confidence after their consecutive wins over Deccan Chargers and Delhi Dare Daredevils, Watson has joined the Royals. Like his IPL team, Watson is also on a high after his quickfire knocks in the recently-concluded Australia-Bangladesh ODI series. The Royals’ fans would be hoping the Australian to continue his splendid form with the willow. His swashbuckling innings of 185 runs in the second ODI against Bangladesh, which included a world record 15 sixes, has already given high hopes to the Royals.
Besides Watson, all eyes would also be on Yusuf Pathan. It would also be interesting to watch how the Baroda basher, who had played for Royals in the first three IPL editions, performs against his former team. Pathan was bought by KKR at this year’s auctions. Watson’s arrival has in a way made things easy as well as difficult for captain-cum-coach Shane Warne. Easy, because Watson will definitely add depth to the Royals’ batting line-up and difficult, as Warne would have to drop one foreign player to accommodate the Austrlaian all-rounder. Besides Warne, Johan Botha, Ross Taylor and Shaun Tait have performed well in their two matches so far. Chances are that