Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has steered some modifications within the Kolkata Knight Riders batting line as much as keep away from any collapse in opposition to Delhi Capitals on Sunday in Sharjah.
Whereas talking on his YouTube Channel, Aakash Chopra noticed that the opening batsman Sunil Narine ought to be benched and changed with Rahul Tripathi to have a superb begin to the match. He might need concluded to switch Sunil Narine after the allrounder has struggled to construct a gap partnership with Shubman Gill. He has scored solely 24 runs within the final three matches and with the ball, he has picked up two wickets.
Aakash Chopra mentioned that including Tripathi will add extra depth within the batting line up whereas additionally guard in opposition to a mini-batting collapse.
“I’d say Kolkata Knight Riders ought to open with Tripathi as a substitute of Narine, and you may make a quick bowler sit out. As a result of in the meanwhile I’m feeling that they’ve plenty of bowling choices, however their batting lineup is a little bit weak if there’s a mini-collapse,” Aakash added.
Aakash Chopra additionally noticed that with the Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana not among the many runs, Eoin Morgan was required to take the franchise out of a spot of trouble of their final sport.
“Nitish Rana has not performed a giant knock and neither has Dinesh Karthik, after which it turns into a little bit of a problem. It occurred within the final match as nicely, however they received saved as Eoin Morgan performed very nicely, they usually barely scraped by means of to a superb whole.”
In the meantime, Kolkata Knight Riders, after shedding their opener match in opposition to Mumbai Indians, registered consecutive victories of their final two matches. The opening batsman Shubman Gill performed an important position in each the video games placing a superb rating on the board.