Aakash Chopra thinks that Mumbai Indians have the most destructive opening pair to flaunt in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League. he explained why he think so responding to a fan’s question on his YouTube channel.
Aakash Chopra Explains His Thoughts
Mumbai Indians arguably have the most balanced team in the Indian Premier League 2021. When it comes to opening, they have multiple options in Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan. While the former two were the regular openers during IPL 2020 in the UAE, Ishan Kishan made a half-century on his T20I debut against England in Ahmedabad.
This is why a lot of experts are vouching for Mumbai Indians having the most destructive opening pair in the league. Aakash Chopra, former Indian cricketer and commentator spoke about the same on his YouTube channel. He explained, “I will go with Mumbai Indians as they have Quinton de Kock along with Rohit Sharma. There are two good banks there. Even if Quinton de Kock gets replaced by Ishan Kishan, it is again a very explosive pair. I will go with them.”
What Should Be an Ideal Combination?
Mumbai Indians will have a nice brainstorming session while taking a call on their opening paid. They have Rohit Sharma, the hitman as captain for the role whereas the other two were regular contributors during IPL 2020 for Mumbai Indians. Ishan Kishan was the top run-getter for the IPL 2020 champions, with 516 runs in 14 games. Quinton de Kock was the second name in the chart, with 503 runs in 16 matches.
Since Rohit Sharma did not have a blast in IPL 2020 and could score just 332 runs in 12 games, Mumbai Indians might just like to play with the other option available. Mumbai Indians will begin their IPL 2021 campaign with a match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on April 10.