19 Apr 2008 – Firozshah Kotla Ground, Delhi – After a disappointing loss at Delhi, the Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne keeps the faith that his side can bounce back and compete in this competition. Warne believes that the teams fortunes will change once their key players like Graeme Smith, Younis Khan and Kamran Akmal join the team after completing their respective domestic and international commitments.
Warne quoted, “Graeme Smith is joining next week. The Pakistanis – Younis Khan and Kamran Akmal – are joining. The Englishman, Dimitri Mascarenhas, is an exciting player, and he is also joining soon. So, I am pretty confident that we will give tougher competition to other teams in the tournament.”