Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra thinks Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) should retain these players for the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) and also suggested some major changes that the franchise needs in its team . For a strong boom next year.
KL Rahul & Co. finished sixth in the points table in IPL 2020 and scored 12 points from 14 matches. In a video shared on his YouTube channel, the veteran said that death in Punjab required a solid bowling attack. Akash feels that poor death bowling was a major reason for the team’s poor running in IPL 2020.
Sheldon cottrell, Jimmy Neesham and Chris Jordan failed to justify their hefty paychecks, while Hardas Willogen did not get a single game. “Regarding the suggestions of 2021, they will have to improve their bowling. Jordan, Cottrell, Neesham, Hardas Villzen – none of them is a good fugitive fast bowler, there is no one who can stop you from going to the mouth of death. “
He said, ‘If you don’t get death bowling, then your problem will continue. Kings XI Punjab recovered later, but in the first 7 matches, they were averaging 54 runs in the last 3 overs. If you keep doing this, how will you win the match? “Chopra added.
I will not retain Gayle: Akash Chopra
The renowned commentator believes that KXIP needs a capable middle-order batsman to bolster their batting line-up. Although the franchise added Glenn Maxwell to their squad, the power-hitter was one of the biggest flops of the season and failed to hit a single maximum.
He said, “So they have to make foreign recruitments, somehow they have to be brought into the team, although they can be expensive.” If they can find a middle-order batsman instead of Maxwell, they should go for him. “
It is anticipated that there will be a mega auction before IPL 2021 and a new team will be added to the tournament. From that point of view, Chopra said that Punjab should not retain Chris Gayle as they are unlikely to play IPL for the next three years. Instead, he should go with young Caribbean player Nicholas Pooran, who was not at his fluent best in the IPL 2020, but promised as a hard-hitter.
He said, “They have to think about Chris Gayle if they can think of him next IPL or the IPL after that. Because if it’s a mega-auction, which is a possibility, then you have to think ahead Who will be with you for the next three years. I will not retain Gayle. I will let him go. If someone is to be retained, I will retain Nicolas Puran. “
Four players like 43-year-old KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, opener Mayank Aggarwal and Nicholas Pooran were chosen as KXIP must retain or use it for RTM. He also said that the team should also look at the options of Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin and Arshdeep Singh.
He said, ‘Therefore, if you talk about retention, they will be Rahul, Mayank, Puran and Shami. These will be the four players that I will use the ‘Right to Match’ card.
“I will also think Ravi Bishnoi And Arshdeep, Deepak Hooda and Murugan may be Ashwin – these will be my 2-3 others that I will keep an eye on. Akash Chopra concluded.