Batting first suits us, says Sanju Samson

Yashasvi Jaiswal &  Sanju Samson
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sanju Samson during their stand against Lucknow Super Giants. File photo: Twitter@rajasthanroyals

Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson has maintained that in a high-pressure tournament such as the Indian Premier League (IPL), it is not always easy to maintain a "chilled and nice" atmosphere inside the dressing room, adding that the presence of quality spinners in the side was helping the team's campaign in the ongoing edition.

Former champions Royals defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 24 runs at the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday night to climb to second position with 16 points, and the team now has to ensure they don't lose too badly in their last league assignment in order to secure a play-off berth.

Speaking about the emphatic win, the skipper said, "This win was satisfying. The atmosphere is chilled and nice, It's not easy to maintain it when there are losses and we have done it well. Batting first suits our approach well, we want to bat positively and the bowling unit is good as well."

The skipper also had positive words for the fielding intensity, saying that James Neesham was the live wire of the side when the Super Giants were chasing.

"The intensity in the field was good. Special mention to (James) Neesham who brought a lot of energy."

Sanju justified using R Ashwin in different phases, saying that it is one of the advantages of having quality spinners in the side.

"The bonus of having quality spinners is you can use them anywhere," said Sanju.

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