Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra feels that England’s experienced all-rounder Moeen Ali will be the profitable Chennai Super Kings (CSK) player in the UAE stage of IPL 2021. According to Chopra, Moeen you will be safe as you have been in good shape in international and franchise cricket.
The 34-year-old cricketer proved himself to be CSK’s x-factor in the first half of IPL 2021 in India. Coming at bat at No. 3, he broke 206 runs in six games with a strike rate of 157.25. The Englishman also contributed five wickets with his off-spin.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Chopra named Moeen as the one who could play a decisive role for CSK in the second half of IPL 2021.
“Moeen Ali will be CSK’s profitable player in the second half of IPL 2021. He arrives in good international form and has been a good performer of late. I’m sure he will do well again with CSK. “
Chopra expressed confidence that CSK captain MS Dhoni will intelligently utilize the services of the versatile cricketer from England.
“A good player needs a good captain and Moeen certainly has one in MS Dhoni. The CSK captain will surely back it up, use it well and improve order in the second half of the IPL as well, ”said Chopra.
Moeen had a brilliant run in the inaugural issue of The Hundred, breaking 225 runs in seven games with a strike rate of 148.02.
“I would pick Hazlewood over Bravo in CSK playing XI” – Aakash Chopra
Sharing his views on who would be the best XI CSK player, Chopra said he would pick Josh Hazlewood over Dwayne Bravo on the team despite the latter’s supreme T20 record.
“Dwayne Bravo may have won 15 T20 titles, but he would still pick Josh Hazlewood at CSK playing XI. I would go with Hazlewood before Bravo because an extra rhythm will be effective in the UAE, ”explained Chopra.
He also praised CSK for their incredible comeback this season after their disappointing show at the 2020 IPL. CSK failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time last season.
“CSK struggled last season, but they changed their cricket brand in the first half of IPL 2021 and played an attacking game. Moeen Ali, Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad all shone with the bat. And Ravindra Jadeja, who connects 37 runs in one over? Deepak Chahar was also among the grounds.
“In general, CSK were incredible in the first half. This team was designed to do well for you in Chennai. Mumbai was never going to be his favorite place. But they played very well. CSK have already won five games, so if they win three more, they should qualify for the playoffs, ”concluded Chopra.
CSK will resume their IPL 2021 campaign with a clash against defending champions Mumbai Indians in Dubai on September 19.