Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has suggested that the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bring in either Jason Roy or Litton Das in place of struggling Afghan opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz ahead of their match against the Delhi Capitals on April 20th. KKR suffered a comprehensive defeat against the Mumbai Indians in their previous match despite a swashbuckling century from Venkatesh Iyer.
Gurbaz has been one of the weak links at the top of the order for KKR, managing just one half-century in his five outings in IPL 2023. Chopra feels that KKR has enough power-hitters in the middle order, with Iyer and skipper Nitish Rana also in good form. He further elaborated that Jagadeesan can keep wickets for the team, allowing either Roy or Das to take on the opening duties. Follow your favourite IPL team with attractive betting odds from NextBet.
Chopra expressed confidence in KKR’s batting line-up, stating that Iyer is “batting like a dream” and Rana is “looking good”. He also highlighted the team’s middle-order batsmen, including Rinku Singh and Andre Russell, as further strengths.
Despite KKR’s recent struggles, Chopra believes that they have the better team going into the match against the winless Delhi Capitals. He suggested that KKR would be heavy favorites if they get to bowl first after winning the toss, adding that “may the best team win.”
KKR will be hoping to end their two-match losing streak and secure a much-needed victory against the Delhi Capitals. With Chopra’s advice in mind, it remains to be seen whether the team will opt for Roy or Das as Gurbaz’s replacement in the crucial fixture. Get all the latest updates from IPL 2023 only on NextBet Sports.