Aakash Chopra, Shreyas Iyer
Aakash Chopra (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra believes that left-handed opener, Ishan Kishan played well in the final T20I against West Indies but his strike rate was still on the lower side than what is expected of an opener.

Kishan was given a chance at the top to prove himself in all 3 T20Is but he failed in each of them. In the first game, he scored 35 off 42 balls, 2 off 10 in the next, and 34 off 31 in the final game. Talking about his performance, Chopra was unimpressed.

Ishan Kishan. Photo- ICC
Ishan Kishan. Photo- ICC

There was pressure again on Ishan Kishan. He batted well but the strike rate is still questionable. Questions will be raised repeatedly on that as he is playing because of left-right combination plus destructive, explosive but he is not able to do that job,” Chopra said in his YouTube video.

“Amazing partnership” – Aakash Chopra on Suryakumar-Venkatesh Iyer duo

After India lost Rohit Sharma in the 14th over, it was unlikely that they would be able to reach anywhere close to 150. However, Suryakumar and Venkatesh Iyer then forged a stunning alliance where they plundered runs at the rate of knots.

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Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav
Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo: BCCI)

Ruturaj – there was an opportunity, I thought he would do well. He played the wrong shot. Shreyas Iyer was looking good but got out. But when Rohit got out, India were floundering. I didn’t think they would reach till 170-180 but then we had Venkatesh Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav – amazing partnership,” he added.

The duo of Suryakumar and Iyer put on 91 runs off 37 balls that completely deflated the Windies and also ensured that the hosts go into the second innings with all the momentum.

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