Aakash Chopra feels that it is time to bring in Jason Roy or Litton Das into the playing 11 instead of Gurbaz. Rahmanullah Gurbaz is the overseas opener playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. He gave good starts in the early matches of the tournament. However, his performance started dipping match after match. Gurbaz is the first Afghanistan player to score a half century in IPL.
Aakash Chopra on KKR
“The batting is looking sorted. I am now saying bye-bye to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Bring in, Jason Roy or Litton Das. Jagadeesan can keep for you in any case. So you can keep either of them as an opener. Venkatesh Iyer is batting like a dream, so that dream may continue. Nitish Rana is looking good.“
Aakash Chopra further added that
“One match went bad – the last one, but he plays well and this is his home ground as well. He plays first-class cricket from here only. Then you have Rinku Singh and Andre Russell – the batting is looking good,” said Aakash Chopra
“Kolkata will be heavy favorites if they get to bowl first after winning the toss. So will Delhi lose a sixth consecutive match – chances are there because Kolkata have the better team. May the best team win,”
Aakash Chopra predicted that Kolkata Knight Riders have a good chance to win the match if they bowl first in the match. The memes of him deciding the winner exactly the opposite are trending in social media, especially on twitter. Delhi are yet to register the win in this IPL. They have played a total of five matches till now and did not win any one of them. In the last match they played against Mumbai Indians they lost it in the last ball.