Cricket commentator and former opener of the Indian cricket team, Aakash Chopra has selected the Best possible Playing XI for Mumbai Indians for the first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Let us tell you that Mumbai Indians will play their first match against Chennai Super Kings on 19 September.
Aakash Chopra has selected South African batsman Quinton De Kock with Captain Rohit Sharma as the openers of the team. If both of them gives a stormy start to the team, then the Mumbai team can achieve any goal and score the biggest score against the opposition team.
Four all-rounders are included in the team:
Cricket expert Aakash Chopra has placed Ishaan Kishan at number three, while he has found Suryakumar Yadav suitable for number four. At the same time, Chopra has chosen legendary all-rounder Kieron Pollard at number 5. He has included four all-rounders in the team. Apart from Pollard, the team has Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Nathan Coulter Nile.
Aakash Chopra has retained Hardik Pandya at number 6:
Aakash Chopra has retained Hardik Pandya at number 6, Krunal Pandya at number 7 and Nathan Coulter Nile at number 8. As bowlers, Aakash Chopra has included Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar in the Mumbai Indians’ best possible Playing XI. Bumrah and Boult are purely fast bowlers, while Rahul Chahar is a full-time spinner, but he does not have much experience.
Aakash Chopra’s Best possible Playing XI of Mumbai Indians:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton De Kock (wicketkeeper). Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard. Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar.