IPL 2020: Aakash Chopra Picks His Six-Best Spinners Going Into The Tournament

Indian commentator and former batsman — Aakash Chopra has picked 6 spinners he thinks will perform best in this edition of the IPL. The IPL 2020 will begin from September 19 till November 10, a total 53-day campaign will see all the 8 teams play in UAE. The venue this time is UAE and matches will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The hot climate in UAE and dry pitches are considered a heaven for the spin bowlers, who get a noteworthy spin in the dry conditions, sweet enough to trick the batsmen. Thus, it is expected for the

IPL 2020: Aakash Chopra Picks His Six-Best Spinners Going Into The Tournament
Aakash Chopra, MS Dhoni

Indian commentator and former batsman — Aakash Chopra has picked 6 spinners he thinks will perform best in this edition of the IPL. The IPL 2020 will begin from September 19 till November 10, a total 53-day campaign will see all the 8 teams play in UAE. The venue this time is and matches will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

The hot climate in UAE and dry pitches are considered a heaven for the spin bowlers, who get a noteworthy spin in the dry conditions, sweet enough to trick the batsmen. Thus, it is expected for the spinners to be the leading wicket-taker in the IPL 2020.

IPL 2020
IPL 2020

Aakash Chopra’s picks at numbers 6th, 5th and 4th

Former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra named Afghani spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman of KXIP at the 6th place in accordance with his great variations and good bowling with the new ball. Then he picked at number 5 the tweak king from South Africa Imran Tahir of CSK, stating that MS Dhoni will get the best out of him. Number 4 pick was Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who is set to represent DC this season.

“At No.6, I am picking Mujeeb Ur Rahman. He has two or three very good variations. He bowls with the new ball and also in the middle overs. At No.5, I am going with Imran Tahir for a variety of reasons, the first being he does very well in T20 cricket. And Dhoni will get the best out of him,” Chopra said.

Aakash Chopra, Suresh Raina retirement
Aakash Chopra. Image Credit: Twitter.
On 4th, he picked Ravichandran Ashwin. The experienced Indian bowler is known for his presence of mind and a lot of variations that he has in his ammunition. “Ashwin has the experience, he has a normal off-spin and the carrom ball and bowls the googly also in between. But the thing I like most about him is his temperament, he doesn’t get flustered.”

Aakash Chopra’s top 3 spinners in IPL 2020

Chopra was subtle enough to pick his top 3 stating big facts about them. He picked West Indies spinner Sunil Narine at 3 and said he could be a match-winner for KKR if captain Dinesh Karthik uses him right. At number 2 was RCB’s Yuzvendra Chahal, who he lauded for his cunning and smart play with the ball.

“At No.3, I am going with Sunil Narine. His action has changed a little and has not been that effective after the change. So if Dinesh Karthik uses him well, then this player will do very well and win matches for KKR.” “There is a lot of fight between the two leg-spinners but I am going with Chahal at No.2. His biggest plus point is his brain. Skill-wise he is very good but he outfoxes the batsmen with his brain. The big grounds will also help him.”

Rashid Khan, Rishabh Pant is tough to bowl
Rashid Khan. Image Credit; Getty Images.

The number 1 spot was acquired by Afghanistan prodigy , who has mesmerized in his stints with SRH and will be very important for them this season too. He has picked up 55 wickets in 46 games in the IPL and will be back after playing in the CPL so will be fully prepared to hit the ground.

“At No.1, I have got the Afghanistan lion, Rashid Khan. I have kept him at No.1 due to 2-3 reasons although we saw in the last IPL that batsmen had figured him out a little. But he is coming after playing the CPL. So he will get into this tournament and hit the ground running. He has also mentioned that he is developing a new delivery.”

The IPL 2020 will begin from September 19 till November 10, a total 53-day campaign will see all the 8 teams play in UAE. The tournament was originally scheduled to kick off from March 29 was postponed indefinitely after April 15 due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the nation.

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