IPL 2020 News: The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will start on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Before the start of the mega tournament, former India Test cricketer and current commentator, Aakash Chopra has made a lot of analysis about the teams in his Youtube channel. In a recent video, he has picked the Most Valuable Player (MVP) from each of the eight teams in IPL 2020.
First, he selected the Mumbai Indians (MI). He considered many options from the Mumbai team in the likes of Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah. However, he finally threw his hat on Hardik Pandya as his MVP players from Mumbai Indians in this IPL. Second, he turned his attention towards the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He picked the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as the MVP player from the CSK team. It is expected that the left-arm spinner will get a lot of help from the UAE wickets. He will also score some handy runs lower down the order.
Aakash Chopra picks the MVP players from each of the eight teams. (IPL 2020 News)
Coming to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), he picked the RCB skipper Virat Kohli as the MVP player from the team. Chopra expects Kohli to score over 600 runs in this year’s IPL. Chopra then picked the Afghanistani wrist spinner Rashid Khan, as the MVP player from the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side. Rashid has been playing for the Orange Army since 2017 season.
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Chopra preferred Rashid ahead of the likes of Jonny Bairstow, David Warner and Mohammad Nabi. He then picked the Caribbean all-rounder Andre Russel as the MVB player from the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The destructive all-rounder was also the MVP player in IPL 2019. Russel also ended the tournament in 2019 as the highest run-scorer and highest wicket-taker for the KKR. From Delhi Capitals, Chopra picked the skipper Shreyas Iyer as the MVB player. Iyer guided the Delhi Capitals to the Qualifiers in IPL 2019.
He played some handy knocks for the Capitals last year and also lead his team efficiently. Then, Aakash Chopra picked KL Rahul as the MVB player from the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). The swashbuckling Karnataka batsman has been the batting mainstay of the KXIP since the 2018 IPL season. He even smashed a century against the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in 2018.
Chopra then picked the Englishman Jos Buttler as the MVP player from the Rajasthan Royals (RR). Buttler is currently the best finisher in the world in limited-overs cricket currently and is in the form of his life. We all expect him to take the IPL 2020 by storm. (IPL 2020 News)
Aakash Chopra’s MVPs: – (IPL 2020 News)
Mumbai Indians- Hardik Pandya
Chennai Super Kings– Ravindra Jadeja
Royal Challengers Bangalore– Virat Kohli
Sunrisers Hyderabad– Rashid Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders– Andre Russell
Delhi Capitals– Shreyas Iyer
Kings XI Punjab– KL Rahul
Kings XI Punjab– Jos Buttler