Veteran Indian cricketer and cricket analyst, Aakash Chopra has heaped praise on Ben Stokes and said that he could turn out to be the match-winner for Rajasthan Royals (RR) as they take on Delhi Capitals (DC) in match 30 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). This will be Rajasthan’s first reverse fixture of the season and they will certainly look to carry their run.
Ben Stokes made his IPL 2020 debut in the last game itself against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). However, the Rajasthan team management shocked everyone by sending Stokes to open the innings along with Jos Buttler. The move failed miserably as Stokes was dismissed early in the innings and Rajasthan couldn’t properly utilize potential.
Aakash Chopra Lauds Ben Stokes
In a video shared on his Twitter account, Aakash Chopra said, “Ben Stokes is a 3D player. He is exceptional in all the dimensions of the game. In the last game, he batted up the order but I reckon that in this match he will shift lower in the batting order. He’s a match-winner certainly if he plays in his comfort zone.”
“It was his first limited-overs game after a very long time and we shouldn’t forget the fact that he has just finished his quarantine. Hopefully, in the game against Delhi Capitals, he fills in all those gaps and emerges as a game-changer for Rajasthan Royals,” Aakash Chopra further said.
Delhi Capitals Will Look To Bounce Back
After having lost the mega clash against Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals will certainly look to bounce back in the tournament with a win over Rajasthan. They have had to deal with major injury blows recently as Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma were both ruled out of the entire tournament due to injuries. Their wicketkeeper, Rishabh Pant has suffered a muscle tear and will be out of action for at least a week.
It will be interesting to see as to how they combat the might of Rajasthan. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have come from a victory and will look to start fresh in the tournament from hereon as they have lost games in abundance in the first stage of the tournament.