Aakash Chopra reveals his predictions about top run-getter in the T20 World Cup
By SMCS - Oct 22, 2021 6:00 pm
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Former India cricketer turned renowned commentator Aakash Chopra has predicted the highest run-scorer and wicket-taker of the league phase of the T20 World Cup 2021. He also made his predictions for the four semi-finalists, the finalists and the eventual champions as well.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul

Notably, the Super 12 action of the mega event will begin on Saturday, with two Group 1 matches scheduled for the day. Sunday will see the much-awaited match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. While sharing this in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra stated that KL Rahul will continue his good form.

He reasoned: “KL Rahul will make the most runs in the league phase. There are two-three reasons for that – you have a match against Scotland and another against Namibia/Ireland, India does not have any encounter in Sharjah, you will play matches on good pitches and our boy is in great form.”

Aakash Chopra further added that Australia pacer Mitchell Starc will be the most successful bowler in the league phase. He continued: “Starc will take the most wickets in the league phase, against whichever team and whenever he plays. Bumrah, Rashid Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi might take the most wickets from their respective teams but I feel Mitchell Starc will have the most wickets.”

mitchell starc
Mitchell Starc took a 5-wicket haul

Notably, Starc was the highest wicket-taker in both the 2015 and 2019 ODI World Cups. However, he didn’t feature in the Australian team at the 2016 T20 World Cup due to an ankle injury. Moreover, the veteran has picked India, Pakistan, West Indies and Australia as his four semi-finalists for the mega event as well.

“I am saying India and Pakistan to reach the semi-finals from Group 2. I am not saying that New Zealand and Afghanistan are weak teams, but you should win. In group 2, I am seeing England getting stuck. I am going with West Indies as my one team and I am picking the other team as Australia. I feel it could be an India-Pakistan final. Both teams will meet again in the final if they play to their potential. I feel India can lift the trophy, that’s what I am thinking. Just do it for Kohli,” Aakash Chopra concluded.