IPL 2020: I’m Going With Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal as Openers For RCB: Aakash Chopra

Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has picked Aaron Finch and youngster Devdutt Padikkal as his choice for the opening pair for RCB in IPL 2020. Australian opener Aaron Finch was brought by RCB in the December 2019 IPL auction, he has gradually become one of the best openers in the world. They also have the options of Parthiv Patel and AB de Villiers to open for them. The Indian Premier League will be played in UAE amid the Coronavirus pandemic and will be held in three venues Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah from September 19 to November 10 amid COVID-19

IPL 2020: I’m Going With Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal as Openers For RCB: Aakash Chopra

Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has picked Aaron Finch and youngster Devdutt Padikkal as his choice for the opening pair for RCB in . Australian opener Aaron Finch was brought by RCB in the December 2019 IPL auction, he has gradually become one of the best openers in the world. They also have the options of Parthiv Patel and AB de Villiers to open for them.

The Indian Premier League will be played in UAE amid the Coronavirus pandemic and will be held in three venues Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah from September 19 to November 10 amid COVID-19 protocols laid down by the ICC and BCCI.

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Aaron Finch. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Aakash Chopra wants Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal to open for RCB

Chopra wants the duo of Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal to be opening for RCB this term. Aakash Chopra has heaped praises for Paddikal and picked him over veteran Parthiv Patel to open. He also picked skipper Virat Kohli to bat at number 3, AB de Villiers at number 4, Moeen Ali at 5, and Shivam Dube at 6 and said it looked a fantastic batting lineup.

“I am going with Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal. Parthiv Patel can also be there but I am going with Devdutt Padikkal, so that AB de Villiers keeps wickets. Devdutt Padikkal is an outstanding young talent. You have taken Aaron Finch and you should play him definitely and give him the chance to open.” Aakash Chopra said on his Youtube channel

Aakash Chopra, Fab Four, Steven Smith, Joe Root
Aakash Chopra. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

“Virat Kohli at No.3, AB at No.4, Moeen at No.5 and Shivam Dube at No.6. Now it is looking like a fantastic batting lineup.” 

“When he can go to other leagues and keep wickets, then why not here as well”: Aakash Chopra on AB de Villiers

Indian Commentator Aakash Chopra said he would want AB de Villers to keep wickets for because it would help in the team balance. He mentioned the South African has been in top fitness and has been a wicket-keeper in different leagues then he can do so in the IPL too.

“I will do that. Because if he doesn’t do that then Parthiv will have to open. I have already said that Devdutt Padikkal should open. “AB de Villiers has already presented himself as an option. He plays very little cricket and has no fitness issues. When he can go to other leagues and keep wickets, then why not here as well. It just gives you another option as a franchise.” said Chopra

AB de Villiers, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

AB de Villiers has been hesitant to keep wickets for a few years now due to his back issues. He was seen with gloves on in the RCB training, which suggested he might be the wicket-keeper for them this season.

The IPL 2020 will begin from September 19 till November 10, a total 53-day campaign will see all the eight teams play in UAE. The venue this time is UAE and matches will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.

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BCCI Considering To Cancel Domestic Season This Year- Reports

The coronavirus cases spike in India has reportedly forced the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to rethink about organizing the domestic season. The Indian board is considering calling off the whole domestic season 2020-21. Earlier, it was reported that the board is planning to truncate the senior domestic season- only the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Ranji Trophy will be conducted from 19th November after the end of the IPL 2020. BCCI Considering To Cancel Domestic Season This Year- Reports But as per the latest development, a source told TOI that the surge in COVID-19 cases in

BCCI Considering To Cancel Domestic Season This Year- Reports

The coronavirus cases spike in India has reportedly forced the to rethink about organizing the domestic season. The Indian board is considering calling off the whole domestic season 2020-21.

Earlier, it was reported that the board is planning to truncate the senior domestic season- only the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Ranji Trophy will be conducted from 19th November after the end of the IPL 2020.

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Ranji Trophy started off in 1943. Photo Credit: BCCI.

BCCI Considering To Cancel Domestic Season This Year- Reports

But as per the latest development, a source told TOI that the surge in COVID-19 cases in some states has hampered BCCI to go with the plan. Although the Indian board has not made any official statement on the cancellation of domestic tournaments.

“In certain states, it’s bad. In other states, it’s worse. The numbers are unrelenting. In such a scenario, how does one plan anything over a period of three or four months, when you’re not sure what’s in store tomorrow,” sources were quoted as saying by TOI.

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Saurashtra lifts maiden Ranji Trophy in the last season. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Earlier, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has said that the health and safety of players are of utmost importance to BCCI. The domestic cricket will resume seeing the conditions.

“…the BCCI is making all efforts to ensure that domestic cricket resumes as and when the conditions permit. The health and safety of players and all other involved in domestic cricket is of utmost importance to BCCI and we are constantly monitoring all aspects,” Ganguly wrote.

Generally, the domestic season in India starts in August but the pandemic has wreaked havoc with the calendar. The Indian Premier League also got postponed which was scheduled to start from 29th March. Indian cricketers will resume the game with IPL. Later the year, they will tour to play Test and limited over series.

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