New Zealand all-rounder, Daryl Mitchell, has left the Rajasthan bio-bubble to join the national team ahead of the series against England. The Kiwi player is a part of the Test series against England which starts on the 2nd of June. On the other hand, the Rajasthan team will play in the second qualifier against Bangalore on the 26th of May.
The team’s official Twitter handle posted a video on Twitter to announce his departure. “Once a Royal, always a Royal. Thank you for everything, Daz,” read the caption. Kumar Sangakkara, Rajasthan’s head of cricket operations, wished Mitchell luck for the Test series in the video.
“Daryl has been with us right from the start, he has been an exceptional part of our group, he is done a huge amount for us in terms of energy, being the character he is, helping out, supporting, playing, fielding and getting to know each of us. So we have asked everyone from the start to give a little bit to the group and Daryl has done an amazing job for us in that regard,” he said.
“We are extremely grateful for your contribution and unbelievably happy for you to be part of our squad. We wish you the best for your series against England. We would be watching the game and cheering for you,” he added.
Here is the video
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 25, 2022
Mitchell was unhappy to be leaving the squad at this stage in the competition, but he stated that he would wait for the video call when the team lifted the Indian T20 League title. Playing in the tournament for the first time, the 31-year old appeared in two matches. However, he did not have a significant contribution. He scored 33 runs with the bat and took no wickets with the ball.
In the meantime, the Sanju Samson-led side found themselves in the second qualifier after they lost to Gujarat in the first. They will now face Bangalore at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on the 26th of May.