Chopra names the players SRH should retain ahead of next year’s IPL
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has been quite busy in analysing the aspects of the gentleman’s game nowadays. Recently, he picked the best playing XI of the recently-concluded Indian Premier League. Now, that the league has ended, all the franchises will look to revamp their respective squads in order to come good in the next season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad were one of the teams that qualified for the playoffs this season. They eliminated RCB in the eliminator before getting knocked out by Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier. Meanwhile, Chopra has named the cricketers that SRH should retain or use Right To Match card ahead of the next year’s IPL auction.
BCCI had planned for a mega auction ahead of IPL 2021. Sunrisers should look forward to adding key players in their side. According to Chopra, SRH should bounce back much stronger in the next season. The former Indian opener further added that SRH cannot get another foreign bowler for veteran fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar since don’t have any open slot left for overseas cricketers.
“They cannot get a backup for Bhuvi. They cannot get a foreign bowler also as their overseas players have done well, and you can play four of them only. Jason Holder and Rashid Khan have done well. They have not been able to play Nabi, Billy Stanlake was sitting out. So there is not much scope of a change,” Aakash added.
David Warner and Rashid Khan are my first two picks: Chopra
Aakash also came up with interesting names of players SRH should retain ahead of the next IPL. SRH captain David Warner, spinner Rashid Khan are the names. In addition, the SRH franchise should use their Right To Match card on Bhuvneshwar and T Natarajan according to Chopra.
“Warner and Rashid Khan will be my first two picks whom I will like to retain for sure. After that, I will look towards Bhuvi and Natarajan, I will retain one of them for sure with a Right to Match card for the other,” he added.
Chopra also echoed that Sunrisers should try to retain Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson. However, he made it clear that Warner and Rashid Khan were his first two picks.