IPL 2021: Aakash Chopra picks his ideal playing XIs for DC vs KKR match
Aakash Chopra suggested one change that the DC side has to make for the match against KKR.
Updated - Oct 13, 2021 11:33 am
The second Qualifier of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played between the Delhi Capitals (DC) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). And, ahead of this crucial clash, cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra has picked his ideal playing XIs of both sides for this contest.
Chopra stated that both the Delhi Capitals (DC) openers have scored runs and got the team off to good starts. Chopra feels that Prithvi Shaw might find it difficult to score runs in Sharjah against the KKR side.
Chopra also added that nobody knows the exact status of Marcus Stoinis’ injury and whether the Australian is available for this clash. The 43-year-old feels that Delhi should drop Tom Curran for the clash against KKR, and either Marcus Stoinis or Ripal Patel should replace him.
Aakash Chopra picks his ideal KKR playing XI for the clash against DC
Chopra feels that Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are doing a wonderful job, and different players have stepped up at different times for the Eoin Morgan-led side. Chopra added that KKR skipper Eoin Morgan has not scored runs with the willow, but has led the side well.
Chopra also opined that it is wonderful to see the KKR side being run on performances of Indian players like Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Varun Chakravarthy, and Shivam Mavi. Chopra also added that KKR might think of providing an opportunity to Prasidh Krishna in the playing XI.
The Delhi Capitals went down to the Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 by 4 wickets, while the Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore side with 4 wickets and 2 balls to spare in the Eliminator.
Aakash Chopra’s Predicted KKR Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
Aakash Chopra’s Predicted DC Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (c and wk), Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Tom Curran/ Marcus Stoinis/Ripal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan