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“Group A is the group of death” – Aakash Chopra on IPL 2022
By SMCS - Feb 26, 2022 12:30 pm
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Former India opener turned famous commentator Aakash Chopra feels that Group A is the marginally tougher group in the schedule matrix made for IPL 2022. However, the 10 IPL teams have been divided into two groups for this year’s edition of the tournament. Each team will play twice against the other.

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Ishan Kishan with his MI players

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra picked Group A as the slightly tougher group rather than the other one. He said: “If you get to play twice against weaker teams, your road ahead becomes good. The two groups that have been made, I feel Group A is the group of death, slightly difficult. Just think about it – Mumbai Indians, Lucknow Super Giants, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. They are all very good teams and they will all play against each other twice.”

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Aakash Chopra further added that the Mumbai Indians might not be too happy with the draw and stated that the Chennai Super Kings might be happier than the Mumbai Indians after the draw.

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Chennai Super KIngs (CSK) won the IPL 2021

He reasoned: “The remaining teams are in the other group – Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, RCB, Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans. That group is looking slightly easier. CSK will be happy that they will get to play Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans twice.”

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“But the truth is also that the top two teams from each group will not qualify. The top four teams in terms of points will qualify, it’s not about the groups. The groups are only for the distribution of matches but the top four teams will be based on the total 14 matches, it is not about Group A or Group B,” Aakash Chopra concluded.

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