Riyan Parag is yet to make any impact in the IPL this year. No wonder everyone is asking RR to drop the youngster. Shivam Dube hasn’t played a match yet in the UAE league so far and expert like Aakash Chopra believes he deserves one chance in place of Parag.
In an YouTube interview, former India opener Aakash Chopra raised his voice against the selection of Riyan Parag. After his constant failure, people have started wanting Dube in place of Parag. Chopra echoed the thought, “RR can play Shivam Dube in place of Riyan Parag. If he is there in the team then he should be tried at least. Riyan Parag isn’t bowling and even if he is batting, he hasn’t scored a lot of runs. In terms of bowling, Kartik Tyagi, if available, should play in place of Jaydev Unadkat. They can also play a genuine spinner.”
When it comes to Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chopra believes RCB can think of opting for Dan Christian instead of Dushmantha Chameera. He explbetter. “Daniel Christian is playing but how much it adds to RCB I really don’t know. But if he is removed the batting becomes thin. The one change I can think of is replacing Dan Christian with Dushmantha Chameera. Death bowling might get better”.
Chopra also thinks that Kohli needs to bat at a better strike rate now. “Expecting Devdutt Padikkal to get a big score. This is the same side against whom he had scored a hundred last time. Kohli had also scored some runs. I am also expecting Kohli’s innings to take-off after a slow start. AB de Villiers and Maxwell are geniuses so they can figure themselves out.”