Aakash Chopra (PBKS) will open their 2021 IPL crusade against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) side on twelfth April 2021. What’s more, presently, in front of the fourteenth version of the IPL, cricketer turned observer Aakash Chopra has anticipated his optimal playing XI for the Punjab Kings (PBKS) outfit.
Aakash Chopra felt that KL Rahul and West Indian batting legend Chris Gayle should open the batting for the Punjab Kings (PBKS). While Chopra needed Mayank Agarwal to stroll in at No.3, he needs Nicholas Pooran and Deepak Hooda to involve the No.4 and No.5 spaces for Punjab.
Aakash Chopra likewise felt that Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques should discover a spot in the Punjab side as he will give the equilibrium that is required. As per Chopra, the KL Rahul-drove side could play one of Shahrukh Khan, Mandeep Singh, or Sarfaraz Khan at No.7. The previous Indian cricketer likewise felt that with a particularly solid batting setup, the Punjab side should play with a great deal of opportunity.
“I will be going with KL Rahul and Gayle as the openers, Mayank Agarwal at No.3, Pooran at No.4, Hooda at No.5, and Moises Henriques at No.6. You ought to kindly play Henriques as he will add that equilibrium to your side. At No.7, you can have anybody. You can play Shahrukh, Mandeep or Sarfaraz – whoever you play it will not have any effect. Yet, on the off chance that you have this sort of batting, you can play with a ton of opportunity, something that they ought to do this season,” said Chopra on his YouTube channel.
Aakash Chopra picks Punjab Kings’ bowling assault
Aakash Chopra additionally picked the ideal bowling assault that the Punjab Kings (PBKS) should field too. As indicated by Chopra, the four bowlers that Punjab should play are Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, and Jhye Richardson. Chopra at long last finished up by expressing that assuming the Punjab side needs to play an additional pacer, they can draft Arshdeep Singh into the side.
“At that point four bowlers – Ashwin, Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, and Jhye Richardson. This will be my group, on the off chance that you feel that you need to play one less spinner, you have Arshdeep as a choice accessible,” closed Chopra.
Aakash Chopra’s Predicted playing XI
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan/Mandeep Singh/Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Jhye Richardson