Aakash Chopra picks Rajasthan Royals’ probable playing XI for IPL 2024
By SMCS - Mar 17, 2024 8:00 am
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Veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has picked the Rajasthan Royals (RR) probable playing XI for IPL 2024 as well. He added that the Jaipur-based franchise might play with a spin-heavy lineup at their home ground. The Royals, who were the runners-up in IPL 2022, finished fifth in IPL 2023 and they will want to do well this year.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra said, “What can be their likely XI? Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal, and I am keeping Sanju Samson at No. 3. After that Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer and Rovman Powell,” he said (4:30).”If you want to go with just one overseas bowler, who could be either Trent Boult/Nandre Burger, you can play with Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer and Jos Buttler as your three overseas batters,” the former India opener added.

Aakash Chopra also expects Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, one among Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini and Sandeep Sharma, and either Trent Boult or Nandre Burger to be in their playing XI as well. He also feels they might add Adam Zampa in Jaipur in their playing XI.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

“After that, two spinners – Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal. They have taken Avesh Khan, so he will be a part of this team. They have Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini and Sandeep Sharma. So they have a lot of options,” he observed.

“They will go hammer and tongs in batting. This is what I am thinking because Jos Buttler knows to bat in just one gear. You can say the same thing about Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sanju Samson also plays like that. Rovman Powell/Shimron Hetmyer, or both of them – they also bat in one fashion. Dhruv Jurel met us on JioCinema. He said that he has gotten bored and wants to hit sixes. Riyan Parag is also an aggressive batter. So the Nos. 1 to 7 should be seen hitting sixes,” Aakash Chopra concluded.