Aakash Chopra said that the RCB has a limited bowling attack but it can get big benefit if the IPL takes place in UAE due to bigger grounds.
Former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra on Thursday said that RCB can get a good benefit with the IPL taking place in the UAE this year. Aakash said that the RCB has a limited bowling attack but it can good in then UAE due to the bigger grounds & he also said that spinners would have a big role to play in this year’s edition. “Whatever has happened in the past 12 years, you need to forget it, as this year if the IPL happens in the UAE then there is no distinctive advantage for any team. If you play matches at neutral venues, then there is no home support and no familiarity with the pitches. Every team will be starting at par with each other. Mumbai and Chennai are top-class teams, they will eventually catch up even if they get off to a slow start,” Aakash Chopra said in a video posted on his official YouTube channel.
“RCB does not have a strong bowling attack, in the last season they just won three matches at their home ground, they have a limited bowling attack but it can come good in the UAE as there are big grounds. So I really think RCB can be one of the big beneficiaries with the IPL taking place abroad. Yuzvendra Chahal and Pawan Negi will have a big role to play in the UAE,” he added.
According to Aakash Kings XI Punjab & Delhi Capitals would also benefit in the UAE as both these teams have good spinners & good bowling attacks. “Kings XI Punjab would also benefit as Glenn Maxwell has a good record in the UAE stadium their spin department is quite good, they are very nicely placed, I think you don’t need to worry about Kings XI Punjab this season,” Chopra said. “Delhi Capitals would also benefit as they have good spin attack comprising of Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Axar Patel. They tick all the boxes and they would not be complaining,” he added.
The 13th edition of the IPL will be played in the UAE confirmed the IPL governing Council Chairman Brijesh Patel.