IPL 2021: Aakash Chopra has listed out a few who could get signed for this season.
By Sarita Dey
on Mon Aug 23 2021
The second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is just a short time away from starting in the UAE. Most of the foreign players will be involved in 31 matches, but some cricketers are still unavailable due to various reasons. The franchise has also started looking for replacements and former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has shortlisted a few who could be signed for this season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) revealed on Saturday last week that they have signed Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera along with Tim David. Many Australian players were unavailable to them, even Finn Allen and Scott Kuggeleijn, the original replacement players, were also ruled out due to national duty. Even the likes of Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings are still looking for more replacement players.
With the likes of Jofra Archer, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson among others not available, there may be a demand for fast bowlers. Aakash Chopra, speaking on his YouTube channel, has picked Merchant de Lange, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas who can make an impact.
If anyone needs a fast bowler. Sheldon Cottrell – He sold a year very expensive and was also with Punjab. They let him go and no one else picked him up. He will come playing CPL, so they have There will also be match form.
“Oshane Thomas and Billy Stanlake, I would also add Fidel Edwards to this list. Their recent T20 numbers have been pretty good. Mitchell McClenaghan, a player who was with Mumbai Indians for a long time,” said Chopra.
Conway and van der Dussen can be good options among batsmen, believes Aakash.
Among all-rounders, Aakash Chopra felt that two more Sri Lankans could be potential replacements. Apart from this, he also went for Alex Hales, Devon Conway, and Evin Lewis, who could be picked in the batting department. “Devon Conway, his T20 numbers are fantastic. You’ve got Glenn Phillips for Jos Buttler, but if you’re looking for an opener, why not Devon Conway. Another middle-order striker Rassie van der Dussen of the ball.