The 13th edition of Indian Premier League, which starts in the UAE from September 19, is being speculated as to which team can land with which playing XI and which team could perform well.
Meanwhile, former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has selected his possible playing eleven for the Rajasthan Royals, with which the Rajasthan franchise can land in the initial matches of the IPL.
Former Indian Cricketer included Indian youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal along with England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler as an opener in the Rajasthan Royals’ opening playing eleven for the 2020 season of IPL.
Aakash Chopra has said that Robin Uthappa was also there in his first choice as an opener, but he will be given a chance below. At number three, Akash has picked young batsman Sanju Samson, who is gearing up to hit the IPL once again.
Cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra has stated in a video shared on his social media account and YouTube that captain Steve Smith should bat at number 4, mentioning that Australian is likely to do well in the UAE because of his proficiency against spin bowling.
While he placed all-rounder Ben Stokes at number 5. He has chosen Robin Uthappa as the match finisher at number 6, as he has played the role of match finisher before. At No. 7, he placed young all-rounder Riyan Parag, who performed well for the Rajasthan Royals last season.
Rajasthan’s team at number 8 fits spinner Shreyas Gopal, who has taken a hat-trick last season against RCB. In the fast bowler’s trio, Aakash Chopra has chosen Jofra Archer along with Jaydev Unadkat, while as another fast bowler, he wants to add young Karthik Tyagi or Ankit Rajpoot.
Aakash Chopra’s probable playing XI of Rajasthan Royals
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot or Karthik Tyagi.