Akash Chopra, the former Indian opening player, has expressed his concern over batting problems at the Gujarat Titans (GT) camp. Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill both opened well, but their average ranking was not consistent according to the 44-year-old.
David Miller and Rahul Tewatia have been simply great GT this season and have helped them chase overall numbers out of unlikely situations. However, Chopra stressed that their loss to the Mumbai Indians in their last match showed that they could not rely excessively on the duo.
Speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, here’s what Aakash Chopra had to say during a preview of GT’s showdown against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) tonight:
“Gujarat has thrown well. But it is their hitting that has problems. Whenever Gil runs, their beating seems fine. But now it is Saha who is hanging on the cracks in hitting them.”
“Hardik [Pandya] The format has recently declined. If he hadn’t run out in the last game, they would have won it and had to win it. Miller and Twatia won’t be able to save you every time.”
“The team that hits first is more likely to win the match.” – Akash Chopra
LSG and GT are arguably the two best bowling attacks in the championship. The former, in particular, has defended some of his aggregates brilliantly, and the GT also has plenty of firepower with the ball.
Perhaps this is the reason why Akash Chopra feels that winning the toss and hitting first would be the perfect decision for both teams. He said:
“This game will be dominated by bowlers as both teams have great bowling attacks. At one end of it there is [Mohammed] Shami [Lockie] Ferguson, [Alzarri] Joseph [Pradeep] Sanjuan and Rashid [Khan]. On the other hand, there is a philanthropist [Khan]fish [Khan]And [Dushmantha] Shamira [Jason] Owner, [Ravi] Bishnoi, [Marcus] Stoines, Kronal [Pandya]. “
“The team that hits first is more likely to win the game because both bowling attacks will not let hitters chase the goal easily.”
Both LSG and GT will be keen to win the match as the victor will become the first team to qualify for the IPL 2022 Qualifiers.