Former Indian batter Aakash Chopra has admitted that he’s shocked by Gujarat Titans (GT) and Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) success in IPL 2022. According to Chopra, neither franchise appeared to have picked a balanced squad on the public sale, however have been in a position to overcome their shortcomings commendably.
Gujarat have gained six of their seven IPL 2022 matches thus far and are presently in second place within the factors desk. Hyderabad started with two losses, however have since registered 5 wins on the trot and are occupying third place.
The two groups will lock horns on Wednesday on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Previewing the conflict on his YouTube channel, Chopra mirrored on how either side have achieved effectively regardless of their apparent weaknesses. He defined:
“I was surprised when I watched these two teams at the auction. GT only had Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya in the batting and hardly anyone else. Hyderabad picked overseas batters but they didn’t look suited to Indian conditions. They also did not pick a proper spinner. Washington Sundar was the only gun spinner in the squad. Their (GT and SRH’s) auction strategy seemed puzzling, but now they are surprising us with their performances.”
When the 2 sides met in the course of the first half of IPL 2022 on the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, Hyderabad obtained the higher of Gujarat by eight wickets.
“You might not find a better attack in the competition” – Aakash Chopra on GT’s bowling
Analyzing Gujarat’s bowling, Chopra opined that, on current type, they appear like the most effective within the competitors. Praising the GT assault, the 44-year-old stated:
“What is working for GT is the bowling, which is gun. You might not find a better bowling attack in the competition at this point in time. With money, you buy either stocks or real estate. GT decided to buy big real estate and purchased Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph and Yash Dayal. Hardik Pandya is also bowling. This is the strength of the team.”
Chopra elaborated that, other than talent, there’s plenty of selection within the bowling as effectively. He identified:
“Gujarat have pace and variety as well. Dayal is a left-armer, Ferguson is a gun death bowler, and Shami a gun new ball bowler. Alzarri Joseph comes in and does a good job in the middle overs. Rashid is obviously a great spinner.”
Shami is the main wicket-taker for Gujarat in IPL 2022 thus far. He has claimed 10 scalps in seven matches. Ferguson has picked up 9 and Rashid eight.