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“Bumrah Will Take 6 Or More Wickets”- Aakash Chopra Makes His Predictions For 3rd Test

Aakash Chopra on Lord's Test
Aakash Chopra (Credit: Twitter)

Former India opener turned famous commentator Aakash Chopra has made his predictions for the third and final Test between India and South Africa. While India registered a win in the first Test, the hosts bounced back well in the second and levelled the series. And, now both teams have to play the series decider. Team India has a fair chance to win their first-ever Test win at Newlands.

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra predicted that Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane will do well with the bat.

He elaborated: “I feel finally India’s Nos. 3, 4 and 5 will together score more than 100 runs in the first innings, whenever India gets to bat. That means – Pujara, Rahane and Kohli will together score more than 100 runs. They might score one or two half-centuries as well.”

He continued: “Whoever wins the toss will bat first. The side winning the toss has been batting on the Cape Town ground for a considerable while and they are also winning after batting first, it is almost 50-50. Batting first, in my opinion, is a huge positive. Dean Elgar says they can win even after losing the toss.”

Bumrah will take six or more wickets- Aakash Chopra

Meanwhile, Aakash Chopra expects a great show from Jasprit Bumrah on his return to the venue of his Test debut as well.

He predicted: “I feel Bumrah will take six or more wickets in this Test match. His story got started from here only. So why not celebrate in a very grand fashion. It is also true that Bumrah’s numbers have been slightly low for the last little while.”

He also feels that Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier will do well with the ball. They took 10 wickets across India’s two innings at the Wanderers and hopes to maintain their rich form.

“Rabada and Olivier will together take more than eight wickets. Once again, they will be the wrecker-in-chief,” Aakash Chopra concluded.

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