Aakash Chopra chose Avesh Khan ahead of Harshal Patel, the holder of the purple cap.
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has named six uncapped Indian players who impressed him the most in the 29 matches in the Indian Premier League 2021. The rest of the tournament will take place at another time and has been postponed indefinitely due to the increase in coronavirus cases.
Chopra first mentioned Avesh Khan, who was even recently selected as a substitute player for the Indian test team that will travel to England for the ICC World Test Championship final and the five-game series in England. the Delhi capitals pacer has won 14 wickets in six matches. Chopra pointed out that in the absence of the Capitals’ overseas bowler Anrich Nortje, Khan took responsibility for delivering the goods.
For second place he went with Harshal Patel, who won 17 wickets in seven matches in the 2021 IPL, and was the highest wicket taker when the league was suspended. “At # 2, I kept Harshal Patel. He took the most wickets. He worked on his slowest ones, he has the slowest ones like Bumrah. Patel is bowling good yorkers, the pace also increased slightly and played with great precision, ”observed Chopra in her YouTube video.
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For third place he went with Devdutt Padikkal, another Royal Challengers Bangalore player. The left-handed batsman marked his first IPL century this season. Chopra said few uncapped Indian players have scored centuries in the league, which is a pretty good achievement for the young Karnataka batsman.
Chopra also went with Harpreet Brar, the Kings of Punjab versatile, which impressed everyone in a game against RCB. The young Punjabi player took the wickets from AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell and in the next game also picked up the wicket from Prithvi Shaw. Aakash Chopra said he also likes the youngster’s stick very much.
For the next place, he chose Ravi Bishnoi. “At # 5, I should go with Ravi Bishnoi. He took some captures of Superman. When he bowled he got the ball wet a few times. He didn’t play every game, wasn’t magic but was impressive, ”added Chopra.
For the last and final place, Chopra went for Chetan Sakariya, the young left-arm spinner of the Rajasthan Royals. He played pretty well and made sure to make a name for himself in his first season. He has seven scalps in seven matches. Chopra observed, “He has both the back of his hand and a slower par. If you are talking about temperament and technique, there is a lot to like about him, ”concluded Chopra.
Aakash Chopra’s choices: Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Devdutt Padikkal, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Chetan Sakariya