Former Indian opener and cricket master Aakash Chopra has picked his predicted XI for the experience between the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Monday (September 27).
“I will play Warner. I want to give him every opportunity available. With Warner, I will play Shreevats Goswami as he can be the future after Wriddhiman Saha for at least three years. I will play Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma in place of Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey. Bowling is not a problem, the problem is in the batting.” he said
Therefore, Chopra picked wicketkeeper Shreevats Goswami to open the innings nearby David Warner. He too feels the time has come for SRH to undertake out youths like Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma, presently that they have been dispensed with from the race to the playoffs.
Aakash Chopra needs RR to back their batting a bit and bring back abroad players like Chris Morris and Evin Lewis into the playing XI. Morris had an off-day against the Punjab Kings, but Lewis looked threatening with the bat up best.
Chopra too accepts somebody like Shivam Dube can have an instant impact and can be played as a seaming all-rounder within the playing XI. He feels Tabraiz Shamsi shouldn’t have a put within the playing XI.
“If Evin Lewis is available, I would play him and replace Tabraiz Shamsi with either Chris Morris or Oshane Thomas. You cannot play Shamsi. You need to back your batting. Then, You also need to think about Shivam Dube. Why not play someone who can give you a few overs as well with the ball,” Chopra concluded. he said