The former Indian cricketer, Aakash Chopra believes that the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) can clinch the Indian Premier League (IPL) title without a mega auction for IPL 2021. His analysis says that RCB have match-wining players and they do not require to change the players.
Here are a few of the statements he made:
Aakash Chopra believes RCB do not need to make wholesale changes in their team by IPL 2021
“Devdutt Padikkal is the bright future of Indian cricket. He plays very well and impressed a lot. It does not happen that an uncapped player does so well in his first season,” said Chopra.
“Aaron Finch was a little disappointing, as RCB had expected a lot from him because he is the Australian captain. He does very well in white-ball cricket, knows how to make hundreds but forget the hundreds, making a fifty was also difficult for him,” observed Chopra.
“I feel there was too much hype about Joshua Philippe, but he is very young. When an Australian-New Zealand staff comes, they think that a player who has done well in the BBL will suddenly succeed here as well,” said Chopra.
“Moeen Ali was in and out of the team, but the few times he played, the performance was not up to the mark,” observed Chopra.
“Chris Morris had injury problems; he got injured at the crucial moment. He was injured in the beginning, did well in the middle, and got injured again,” observed Chopra.
“But one thing is that RCB is over-dependent on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. It is not right if the team does not perform if two players do not do well. It is probably the curse of having two champion players in your side.”
“The RCB bowling has improved from what it was earlier. Washington Sundar bowls well; Chahal always bowls well, so they have got two quality spinners,” observed Chopra.