‘Chris Morris to pick up more than two wickets’ – Aakash Chopra makes his predictions ahead of PBKSvsRR match
In their previous meeting, the Kings beat the Royals by four runs.
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has put forth his predictions for the IPL 2021 match between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings on Tuesday, September 21 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. In their previous meeting on April 12, the Kings came out trumps by four runs despite Sanju Samson taking away the Player of the Match award for his 63-ball 119.
Ahead of the upcoming game, Chopra said that Chris Morris will take more than two scalps. Morris, who missed out on South Africa’s 2021 T20 World Cup squad, is the leading wicket-taker for the Royals in the 2021 IPL. In seven IPL games, the pacer has picked up 14 wickets at an economy rate of 8.61.
Aakash Chopra opines on the PBKSvsRR game
“Chris Morris to pick up more than two wickets,” Chopra, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in his IPL career, was quoted as saying on his official YouTube channel.
Chopra said that bowlers won’t return empty-handed in the first six overs of both innings. As per the veteran, the bowling units will account for more than three wickets in the 12 overs combined. “More than three wickets will go down in the powerplay,” he said.
Chopra also predicted the number of sixes that will be smashed during the course of the encounter. “More than four sixes to be hit in the match,” Chopra mentioned. Both teams have some brutal power-hitters in their ranks, including the likes of Nicholas Pooran, Samson, Chris Gayle, Liam Livingstone and others.
Last, but not the least, Chopra reckoned that the Kings, led by KL Rahul, would go on to emerge victorious in Tuesday’s game in Dubai. “Punjab to win the match,” he added.
The Kings are currently placed seventh in the points table with six points from eight games with a net run rate of -0.368. In their previous game, they lost to the Delhi Capitals by seven wickets.
The Royals, on the other hand, are placed one place above the Kings at sixth. The Samson-led unit has six points from seven games. They will be going into the game on the back of a 55-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.