Sunrisers Hyderabad spinner Rashid Khan has been at his particular best in the ongoing Indian Premier League. He has been economical and dominated the middle-overs. Meanwhile, former India opener Aakash Chopra has named one cricketer who can neutralize the spinner from Afghanistan.
Rashid Khan will be in the spotlight as Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad lock horns later today in Dubai. The last time both teams faced each other, Hyderabad emerged winners. MS Dhoni was struggling and was short of his breath while chasing a humongous total.
Ambati Rayudu can neutralize Rashid Khan – Aakash Chopra
Ahead of the all-important clash, Aakash Chopra believes Ambati Rayudu will have to play a crucial role in Chennai Super Kings have to go over the rope. Speaking in a video, the former India international stated Rayudu is the only Indian batsman who can neutralize Rashid Khan.
“It is time for Ambati Rayudu to prove his might and show the world what he is capable of. If Chennai Super Kings want a turnaround, Rayudu’s performance will be absolutely crucial.”
“If there is an Indian batsman in the CSK squad who can neutralize Rashid Khan, it is Ambati Rayudu. In the last couple of games, he has shown glimpses of his might and a good knock is right around the corner for him,” Aakash Chopra added.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings have had a poor start to IPL 2020. They have lost five out of the seven matches an are on the verge of bowing out. MS Dhoni & Co requires at least six wins from last seven matches to script a remarkable turnaround.
While it looks like a difficult task, Chennai have done it before a decade ago. They won all their games to make it to the playoffs and then win the title as well. It will be interesting to see if something similar is in store as the tournament progress.