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“Play Shivam Dube in place of Riyan Parag”- Aakash Chopra
By SMCS - Sep 29, 2021 6:30 pm
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Former Indian player and cricket expert Aakash Chopra feels the Rajasthan Royals (RR) can bring one change in their playing XI by adding Shivam Dube in place of the out-of-form Riyan Parag. Shivam Dube hasn’t played in the second phase of the tournament yet and Chopra feels that he deserves a chance in the playing XI.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra

On the other hand, Riyan Parag hasn’t done well so far and Aakash Chopra believes it is time for him to make ways for others. While speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra also shared how RR can do well in their bowling department.

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He said: “RR can play Shivam Dube in place of Riyan Parag. If he is there in the team then he should be tried at least. Riyan Parag isn’t bowling and even if he is batting, he hasn’t scored a lot of runs. In terms of bowling, Kartik Tyagi, if available, should play in place of Jaydev Unadkat. They can also play a genuine spinner.”

Aakash Chopra again shared they can try adding Dushmantha Chameera in place of all-rounder Dan Christian.

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“Daniel Christian is playing but how much it adds to RCB I really don’t know. But if he is removed the batting becomes thin. The one change I can think of is replacing Dan Christian with Dushmantha Chameera. Death bowling might get better,” Aakash Chopra expressed.

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However, Aakash Chopra feels that it is the perfect time for the RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal to do well. He also wants Virat Kohli to do well with the bat that too with a better strike rate.

“Expecting Devdutt Padikkal to get a big score. This is the same side against whom he had scored a hundred last time. Kohli had also scored some runs. I am also expecting Kohli’s innings to take-off after a slow start. AB de Villiers and Maxwell are geniuses so they can figure themselves out,” Aakash Chopra concluded.

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