Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra believes the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) shouldn’t have many choices to exchange Pat Cummins of their enjoying XI for the essential encounter towards the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Cummins performed an enormous function in KKR’s win of their earlier recreation, however has been dominated out for the remainder of the season attributable to a hip damage. Aakash Chopra feels maybe they will beef up their batting by changing Cummins with Sam Billings and bringing a bowler like Shivam Mavi rather than wicketkeeper Sheldon Jackson.
Speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, here is what Chopra needed to say about KKR’s points with their enjoying XI this season:
“There is no Pat Cummins now. So who will they play? They are stuck now. With great difficulty, they managed to pick an XI but now they will have questions about whom to play and whom to leave out. They can bring Sam Billings in place of Sheldon Jackson and pick Shivam Mavi in the bowling department. They don’t have a lot of options.”
Umran Malik will decide up two or extra wickets towards KKR: Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra expects SRH speedster Umran Malik to have a fantastic recreation towards KKR. Shreyas Iyer and his males have discovered wanting towards the brief ball and Chopra believes Malik can exploit that weak spot together with his tempo. He said:
“Umran Malik will pick two or more wickets. The team that has been dismissed most on bouncers has been Kolkata. Even in their last game, they were surrendering to the short bowling from Jasprit Bumrah. Umran’s performances have been ordinary in the past few games, but he will do well.”
While it’s a do-or-die encounter for KKR, SRH may also be determined to win, as a loss for them would drastically scale back their probabilities of making it to the playoffs.