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Aakash Chopra makes early prediction for KKR ahead of IPL 2024 auction
By SMCS - Dec 14, 2023 9:02 am
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Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has shared his views on the upcoming IPL 2024 auction scheduled to take place in Dubai on December 19. He also added that Kolkata Knight Riders will try their best to buy Sri Lankan bowler Dilshan Madushanka as well.

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Dilshan Madushanka cleaned up Rohit Sharma

Chopra wrote on X (formerly Twitter): “KKR to go all-out for Dilshan Madhushanka.”

Notably, Madushanka emerged as one of the leading wicket-takers in the 2023 World Cup as well. The left-arm medium pacer claimed 21 wickets in nine matches which came at an economy rate of 6.70, including a fifer and four-wicket haul as well. Overall, he has picked up 31 wickets in 15 ODIs. In T20Is, he has taken 12 wickets in 11 T20Is at an economy rate of 9.8 as well. Meanwhile, former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena applauded Dilshan Madushanka for his World Cup heroics as well.

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RCB vs KKR

Jayawardena, who is Mumbai Indians’ global head of performance, recently said to ESPNCricinfo: “To be honest, no, I didn’t expect him to have such a good World Cup. I thought it would be a bit too much for him because it’s his first one-day World Cup. At the start he also didn’t have the experienced guys around him – Dushmantha Chameera wasn’t there. But I thought the young man bowled brilliantly.”

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“He’s coming around the wicket and creating good angles. He’s used the slower bouncer pretty well and bowled the [faster] bouncer pretty well. And the length control is excellent. He’s not giving too much away. He’s staying within the stumps even from around the wicket,” he concluded. “At the death, the wide slower balls, the yorkers – these are things we’ve been speaking to him about, but with the confidence he’s got now, he’s had much better execution.”