Former India cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra has selected his preferred Mumbai Indians (MI) playing XI for the match against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which will take place in Dubai on Sunday.
Notably, Mumbai Indians have earned eight points in their first seven games and they are currently placed fourth in the points table as well. While speaking about the lineup in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra opened up on that matter.
He said, “The Mumbai Indians do not have too many problems. Their problem, which was on the Chennai pitch, is no longer there – they just could not get going. Rohit Sharma was batting well but the rest of the batting was just not coming to the fore. The only problem is that they just cannot start slowly.”
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“Mumbai will have to hit the ground running. You start with Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock as your two openers, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Pandya brothers – that makes it six and then Kieron Pollard – you will obviously send Pollard ahead of them,” Aakash Chopra added.
Meanwhile, the team will hope that the Pandya brothers and Ishan Kishan will perform their best as well. However, Aakash Chopra wants Adam Milne to play as he brings a lot of pace to the table. Even, he had a good season during Birmingham Phoenix’s run to the final in The Hundred.
“You will play Rahul Chahar. After that three fast bowlers who should be spicy, in which you should put Adam Milne or Nathan Coulter-Nile, I am going with Adam Milne – extra pace. Then Bumrah and Boult. I mean this is a perfect side. They don’t have any injury concerns as well,” he observed.
Aakash Chopra’s preferred playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
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