Commentator Aakash Chopra is out with his new set of analysis. This time the former India batsman picked up six Indian batsman who will have great IPL 2020 season and ranked them accordingly in order. The six Indian batsmen consisted of the finest players who have been consistent for their respective franchises.
Chopra picked up Rishabh Pant at the sixth spot while Rohit Sharma was placed ahead of him. Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer got the fourth spot while veteran India batsman MS Dhoni got the third spot. The twist in the tale came in the top two spots and Chopra believes that KL Rahul will outperform India and RCB captain Virat Kohli in IPL 2020.
“At No.2, I have got the run-machine Kohli. He is a player you cannot keep away from runs or cricket. Since he has been away, he is going to go absolutely berserk. It will be required to run a lot in UAE, fitness will be required, he ticks all those boxes,” Aakash Chopra said.
“At No.1, I am going with KL Rahul. The kind of form that he has been in with the added responsibility that he is now the KXIP captain and with the type of mindset he has at the moment, I think he is going to rock it,” he added.
KL Rahul will be donning the captain’s hat for the first time in IPL. He will be leading the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) franchise in the upcoming season and there will be plenty of expectations from the Indian opener. More so, because KL Rahul has done well for KXIP in the recent past and has turned out to be a vital cog for the franchise.
KL Rahul is also in the reckoning to become the first choice wicket-keeper for India after MS Dhoni called time on his international career. Rishabh Pant was touted to fill in the big boots of MS Dhoni across format. But as he failed to capitalise on the chances he was given with his poor shot selection and questionable glovework, it opened the doors for KL Rahul.
KL Rahul averages 45.65 in the shortest format.