The cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra, while talking about Lucknow Super Giants’ (LSG) loss against Gujarat Titans (GT), said that the KL Rahul-led side made a tactical error in the match by giving an extra over to the leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi, which led to Dushmantha Chameera bowling only 3 overs.
The 7th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will be played between KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Ravindra Jadeja-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday, March 31.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra talked about the upcoming Indian Premier League battle between the Giants and the Kings and said that the KL Rahul-led side need to fix the mistakes that they made in the match against Gujarat Titans in order to achieve a better result against CSK.
“The biggest mistake in the previous game was a simple one. I am not talking about Hooda’s over. He got an extra over, I can understand since he had taken a wicket. The issue was with giving Ravi Bishnoi the over at the end.
“Heading into the last four overs, they had two from (Dushmantha) Chameera and two from Avesh Khan left. There was no need to bowl a spinner. Chameera could not bowl his last over, that’s where they lost the game. It is important to get these things right,” he said.
Lucknow have an issue with the bowling – Aakash Chopra
The former Indian opener feels that the bowling department of the Lucknow Super Giants is weak.
“I feel Lucknow have an issue with the bowling. They have Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi. But after that, they are thinking who could bowl the remaining overs. They have Krunal Pandya but, basically, they are trying and stitching pieces together, which is not an easy thing to do,” he asserted.
Aakash Chopra added that the captaincy of KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja have been 50-50 in the tournament but Rahul has a bigger task ahead of himself as Jadeja has got Dhoni on his side.
“Captaincy has been 50-50 for LSG, but that could be the case with Chennai as well since (Ravindra) Jadeja is also a new skipper. But Jadeja has Dhoni on his side. Rahul will have to figure out on his own who needs to bowl how many overs and when,” he further said.
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