IPL 2021: Aakash Chopra picks his ideal playing XIs for RR vs CSK match
Aakash Chopra feels that the CSK side is going on ‘Auto Pilot’ mode and there is nothing to worry about for the MS Dhoni-led outfit.
Table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns with the 7th placed Rajasthan Royals (RR) outfit in Match No.47 of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
And, cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra has picked his playing XIs for both sides ahead of this important match. Chopra feels that the CSK side is going on ‘Auto Pilot’ mode and there is nothing to worry about for the MS Dhoni-led outfit.
Chopra also stated that the CSK side will be enjoying at the top of the points table, and feels that there is no need for the ‘Men in Yellow’ to make any changes to their playing XI.
Aakash Chopra picks his ideal RR playing XI for their clash against CSK
As far as the Rajasthan Royals are concerned, Chopra feels that the Sanju Samson-led outfit should drop Chris Morris from their playing XI, and replace him with Mayank Markande. The 43-year-old also wants the ‘Men in Pink’ to drop Riyan Parag from their playing XI and give a chance to Glenn Phillips as well.
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have won all the 4 matches that they have played in the UAE leg of the IPL. They beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side by 6 wickets in their previous contest. On the other hand, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) were hammered by the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore side by 7 wickets in their previous match.
Aakash Chopra played 10 Test matches for India and scored 437 runs at an average of 23.0. He has also played 7 matches in the IPL and scored 53 runs.
Aakash Chopra’s Predicted CSK Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c and wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Aakash Chopra’s Predicted RR Playing XI: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c and wk), Mahipal Lomror, Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tewatia, Glenn Phillips, Mayank Markande, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman