The biggest festival of cricket – Indian Premier League is all set to rock the floor on September 19 in the UAE. The training has been going on in full swing and the fans cannot wait for the tournament to begin. Ahead of the start of IPL 2020, Aakash Chopra has revealed his picks for the most valuable player (MVP) from each franchise in IPL 2020.
Chopra has earned himself a reputation with his sharp analysis of the game. He is currently one of the best commentators around and also runs a YouTube channel where he shares his analysis. Recently, in one of the videos, former India cricketer picked his MVP from each team.
Speaking about defending champions Mumbai Indians, Aakash Chopra picked all-rounder Hardik Pandya to make the difference. Despite having a star-studded line-up, Chopra believes Pandya’s three-dimensional ability will come in handy.
Aakash Chopra picks MVP of each franchise in IPL 2020
He then picked all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as the most vital player for three-time champions and runners-up of 2019, Chennai Super Kings. Jadeja has been one of the vital cogs in the Super Kings line-up and in the absence of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh, he will have to assume more responsibilities.
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“I am leaning towards Ravindra Jadeja as the MVP for Chennai Super Kings. I am thinking about MS Dhoni also because this team cannot operate without him. But Dhoni sometimes bats too low down the order, so he is not able to contribute much with the bat in a lot of matches.
So, I am going with Ravindra Jadeja for his contribution with bat, ball and in the field,” the 42-year old stated.
Speaking about Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, and Kings XI Punjab, Aakash Chopra went with Rashid Khan, Andre Russell, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul respectively. In conclusion, Chopra picked Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli as the MVP of that franchise ahead of AB de Villiers and Aaron Finch.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore has AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Aaron Finch and Chahal. I am going with Kohli, with the bat he is an absolute beast. Even when he doesn’t do well, he scores 30-35 runs. This could be once again a season where he could score more than 600 runs,” the former Indian cricketer asserted.