Aakash Chopra desires the Mumbai Indians (MI) to subject Tilak Varma of their batting XI of their IPL 2023 conflict towards the Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) if he’s match and accessible.
The 2 sides will sq. off in Lucknow on Tuesday, Could 16. Varma, who has smashed 274 runs in 9 video games at a wonderful common of 45.67 and an equally spectacular strike fee of 158.38, has missed MI’s final three video games attributable to a hamstring damage.
Whereas previewing the sport in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra highlighted Tilak Varma’s significance to the Mumbai Indians, explaining:
“Play Tilak Varma if he’s accessible. You possibly can drop an abroad batter or a bowler, you possibly can drop anybody as a result of neither Cameron Inexperienced nor Tristan Stubbs nor anybody else you would possibly wish to play will probably be useful on this pitch.”
The cricketer-turned-commentator opined that solely Indian batters can win the crunch sport for MI, stating:
“Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tilak Varma – these are the fellows who will win you the sport if you happen to win the match. It is vital for Mumbai to win as a result of in the event that they win this match and the following as properly, just one staff can attain 18 factors, that’s Workforce Mumbai.”
The Mumbai Indians are presently positioned third within the IPL 2023 factors desk with 14 factors to their credit score. Nevertheless, optimistic leads to their final two league video games towards the Lucknow Tremendous Giants and the SunRisers Hyderabad will assure them a top-two end and a spot in Qualifier 1.
“Play Hrithik Shokeen right here” – Aakash Chopra on the Mumbai Indians’ bowling assault
Aakash Chopra desires the Mumbai Indians to play Hrithik Shokeen in Tuesday’s sport, reasoning:
“Mumbai must play spin. Play Hrithik Shokeen right here as a result of there are a number of left-handers within the opposition staff. So you possibly can play Hrithik Shokeen and take into consideration Raghav Goyal.”
The previous Indian opener concluded by opining that the visiting staff’s seamers are unlikely to achieve success in Lucknow, saying:
“Kumar Kartikeya has completed properly. However I’d nonetheless be eager to get Hrithik Shokeen or Raghav Goyal, take the ball away, and there’s no doubt that Piyush Chawla is bowling properly. You’ll play quick bowling for positive however it is not going to be very useful.”
Piyush Chawla, with 19 scalps, is the Mumbai Indians’ most profitable bowler within the ongoing version of the Indian Premier League. Whereas Kumar Kartikeya and Shokeen have picked up 5 and three wickets respectively in six video games apiece, Raghav Goyal went wicketless in the one match he performed.
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