Aakash Chopra makes his predictions for 3rd WI-IND T20I
By SMCS - Aug 8, 2023 11:00 am
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Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra added that the Indian openers will score their West Indian counterparts in the third T20I as well. The third game of the five-match series will take place in Providence, Guyana, on Tuesday, August 8. Team India will hope to bounce back from their defeats in the first two games to keep the series alive as well.

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In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “Indian openers to score more runs than the West Indies openers, which means Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill, if both of them play, will score more runs than Kyle Mayers and Brandon King. I am talking about both of them together and not the opening partnership. I feel Nicholas Pooran and Suryakumar Yadav will together score more than 50 runs. Pooran is in very good form and Surya will have to say ‘No’ this time – ‘If I don’t feel there is a single, whatever you do, I won’t run’.”

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However, Nicholas Pooran played quick 41 and 67-run knocks respectively in the first two T20Is. Suryakumar Yadav, on the other hand, scored 21 runs in the series opener and was run out for one in the second game as well.

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Aakash Chopra added that the spinners will take a few wickets with the ball. However, India will hope to win the remaining three games of the ongoing series as well.

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“There was a lot of help for the spinners in the last match as well. Axar (Patel) didn’t bowl, Yuzi (Yuzvendra Chahal) didn’t bowl his last over, a review wasn’t taken off Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling, and a catch fell just short of the fielder, or else four-five wickets would have fallen against spin in the last match as well,” Aakash Chopra concluded. “Akeal Hosein and Yuzi Chahal picked up two wickets apiece. Here again, I am saying that three or, in fact, four-plus wickets will still go to the spinners. This pitch will become even slower. Guyana has a reputation for creating slow turners. Last but not the least, I am once again saying India to win. I cannot predict an Indian loss. How can India lose? They are losing but our hearts say that India will win.”