‘One ball to be lost’ – Aakash Chopra makes his predictions for the RCBvsCSK match
Chopra reckoned that the match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium is going to be a high-scoring one.
Updated - Sep 24, 2021 11:23 am
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has revealed his predictions for the IPL 2021 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings on Friday, September 24 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Both teams are sitting pretty in the top half of the points table with 10 and 12 points respectively, but are quite some distance away from qualifying for the playoffs.
Chopra reckoned that the match is going to be a high-scoring one. The veteran said that more than 10 sixes would be hit in the upcoming encounter. Sharjah is mostly known for producing big scores due to the short boundaries. Even in the 2020 IPL, team were involved in some run-fest.
Aakash Chopra shares his opinions
“10 plus sixes in the match,” Chopra was quoted as saying on his YouTube channel. In one of the games, Rajasthan Royals chased down a mammoth target against Punjab Kings after Rahul Tewatia’s heroics at the fag end of the game.
In the previous edition, the ball went into the roads of Sharjah and cleared the ground with utmost ease. Chopra said that the same would be the case at least once in the next encounter. “One ball to be lost,” he said.
Chopra was of the opinion that both teams would get a combined score of at least 90 runs in the powerplay. “Powerplay overs to produce 90 plus runs,” Chopra said. Scoring at 10 runs per over may not be all that tough at a venue like Sharjah.
Last, but not the least, Chopra predicted the Super Kings to come out trumps against Virat Kohli and Co. “Chennai to win the match,” he added. In their last two meetings in the cash-rich IPL, the Super Kings beat the Challengers.
However, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni, lost all three of their games in the 2020 edition of the IPL. Nevertheless, CSK would be high on confidence after beating defending champions MI by 20 runs.
The Kohli-led Challengers will be going into their next game on the back of a nine-wicket loss at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders. In that game in Abu Dhabi, RCB were bowled out for a mere 92.