Former Team India cricketer Aakash Chopra has picked his ideal playing XI for the upcoming game between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Dubai. While RCB will look to consolidate their position in the top four of the points table while RR will be desperate to secure two points to keep themselves floating for a playoff spot.
Going into this game, Aakash Chopra feels RCB would need to make just one change to their playing XI for the clash against the Rajasthan side. Chopra stated that Dan Christian does not add a lot of value to the side, and could be replaced with Sri Lankan seamer Dushmantha Chameera.
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The cricketer-turned-commentator is confident that Devdutt Padikkal will hit the strides soon and a big knock in round the corner.
Kartik Tyagi should come back in the RR playing XI: Aakash Chopra
Speaking about Rajasthan Royals, Aakash Chopra feels that the Sanju Samson-led side must make a couple of changes to their side for the match against RCB.
The 44-year-old reckons that Shivam Dube should be brought into the playing XI instead of Riyan Parag. He also wants Kartik Tyagi to return back to the playing XI in place of Jaydev Unadkat.
Aakash Chopra’s Predicted RCB Playing XI: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dushmantha Chameera
Aakash Chopra’s Predicted RR Playing XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c and wk), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi