IPL 2021: Aakash Chopra picks CSK’s bankable player for the second half


Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra feels that skilled England all-rounder Moeen Ali can be Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK)’s bankable participant within the UAE leg of IPL 2021. In line with Chopra, Moeen can be assured since he has been in good kind in worldwide in addition to franchise cricket.

The 34-year-old cricketer proved to be CSK’s x-factor within the first half of IPL 2021 in India. Coming in to bat at No. 3, he smashed 206 runs in six matches at a strike charge of 157.25. The Englishman additionally chipped in with 5 wickets along with his off-spin.

Talking on his YouTube channel, Chopra named Moeen because the one who might play a defining function for CSK within the second half of IPL 2021.

“Moeen Ali can be CSK’s bankable participant within the second half of IPL 2021. He’s coming in with good worldwide kind and has been performing constantly properly of late. I’m assured that he’ll do properly for CSK once more.”

Chopra expressed confidence that CSK skipper MS Dhoni will neatly make the most of the companies of the versatile England cricketer.

“ participant wants a very good captain and Moeen actually has one in MS Dhoni. The CSK captain will certainly again him, make the most of him properly and make him bat up the order within the second half of the IPL as properly,” Chopra mentioned.

Moeen had a superb run within the inaugural version of The Hundred, smashing 225 runs in seven video games at a strike charge of 148.02.

“Would decide Hazlewood over Bravo in CSK’s taking part in XI” – Aakash Chopra

Sharing his views on what can be CSK’s finest taking part in XI, Chopra mentioned that he would decide Josh Hazlewood over Dwayne Bravo within the staff regardless of the latter’s supreme T20 document.

“Dwayne Bravo could have received 15 T20 titles however I’d nonetheless decide Josh Hazlewood in CSK’s taking part in XI. I’d go along with Hazlewood forward of Bravo as a result of additional tempo goes to show efficient within the UAE,” Chopra defined.

He additionally praised CSK for his or her superb comeback this season following their disappointing present in IPL 2020. CSK didn’t qualify for the playoffs for the primary time final season.

“CSK struggled final season however they modified their model of cricket within the first half of IPL 2021 and performed an attacking recreation. Moeen Ali, Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad shone with the bat. And Ravindra Jadeja – who hits 37 runs in an over? Deepak Chahar was additionally among the many wickets.

“General, CSK have been unbelievable within the first half. This staff was designed to do properly in Chennai. Mumbai was by no means going to be their favourite venue. However they performed very well. CSK have already received 5 video games, so in the event that they win three extra, they need to qualify for the playoffs,” Chopra signed off.

CSK will resume their IPL 2021 marketing campaign with a conflict towards defending champions Mumbai Indians in Dubai on September 19.

Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee




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