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Aakash Chopra Opines Deepak Chahar Should Play The Nagpur T20
By CricShots - Sep 23, 2022 3:02 pm
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There is no denying the fact that the Indian fast bowling duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel in the first T20I against Australia in Mohali as they conceded more than 100 runs in eight wicketless overs between them. As a result, Australia was able to comfortably chase down the target of 209 runs with four balls to spare and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar

While there are certain chances of star pacer Jasprit Bumrah in the second T20I to be played in Nagpur on Friday, former India opener Aakash Chopra has suggested the team management to take a look at Deepak Chahar, a bowler who boasts of a superb record at the venue. The last time Chahar played in a T20I in Nagpur, he took a hat-trick against Bangladesh and set the record for the best figures by an Indian bowler in the format, finishing with 6/7 from just 3.2 overs.

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In the latest video on his Youtube channel, Aakash Chopra said, “I’ll suggest Deepak Chahar for this match because the last time they (India) played here (Nagpur), he recorded the best ever figures by an Indian bowler in the format. He (Chahar) took a hat-trick against Bangladesh.”

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra

He further added, “Took six wickets, bowled with both the new and old ball. Rohit Sharma was the captain then as well and Virat Kohli probably wasn’t playing the game. I would say play him. He’s a wicket-taker and might even bowl well in the death overs.”

Aakash Chopra was unhappy with the team’s decision to send Dinesh Karthik to bat only in the slog overs despite him being the designated finisher.

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Explaining the same, former batter said, “It’s a shame that you don’t even consider Dinesh Karthik fit enough to face even 15 deliveries. He’s your finisher. Every batter needs at least 15 deliveries. The threshold is 13 overs – Dinesh Karthik should be your man whenever you lose a wicket at that stage.”

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