Aakash Chopra believes that Rajasthan Royals would be looking for an overseas batsman for IPL 2021. Although he is certain that Glenn Maxwell would not be in their list of choices.
Chopra explains what RR needs
In a video shared on his Youtube channel, former Indian opener Aakash Chopra shared his views about the batsmen Rajasthan Royals should target during IPL 2021 auction. Rajasthan Royals already released their last season’s skipper Steve Smith and appointed Sanju Samson as their new captain for the upcoming season of the IPL. So, the renowned commentator explained why the Rajasthan based franchise needs an overseas bat.
Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, and David Miller are the foreign batsmen in the inaugural IPL champion’s squad currently. Chopra mentioned, “They need overseas batsmen because they have Buttler, Stokes, and Miller. They have three but quite a few times they might have to play all three because they don’t have Smith. So, they would need at least one batsman as backup and you might want to play someone ahead of Miller.”
No Maxwell though
Aakash Chopra further added that despite having Miller the franchise needs a more reliable overseas batsman at the No.5 spot. “If I make their team, they have Yashasvi Jaiswal and Buttler as openers, Samson at No.3, Stokes at No.4, Riyan Parag/Manan Vohra at No.6. So, I need an overseas player at No.5. Tewatia comes at No.7 and then it looks alright,” observed Chopra.
However, he is quite sure that Rajasthan Royals would not be much interested in Glenn Maxwell. It is very unlikely that they would bid for Maxwell even though they need one middle-order bat. “So their batting will remain a little overseas dominated. I doubt they will look towards Glenn Maxwell. This is not the team who will look towards Maxwell,” added Chopra in the video he uploaded from his own YouTube channel.