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Aakash Chopra elects 5 players that Delhi Capitals should retain for IPL 2021

November 23, 2020

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Delhi Capitals, considering the roller coaster ride season they witnessed, Shreyas Iyer & Co still managed to finish second in the IPL 2020. Delhi Capitals might have lost the final match, but the team has impressed everyone.

The Mega 2021 IPL auction is a few months away, and a former Indian cricketer has picked five players Delhi should retain. Aakash Chopra shared the names of players while talking about the success of DC in a video shared on his YouTube channel.

DC won seven of their nine matches and dropped to a four-match losing streak. They defeated RCB and SRH and made it into the finals, where they lost to MI for the fourth time in the season.

Dhawan, Iyer, and Pant are my first three retentions: Aakash Chopra

The well-known commentator stated that no uncapped player was deserving to be retained. Aakash Chopra named Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant as his first three picks for retention. He also backed Rishabh Pant despite having a low season.

Dhawan, with 603 runs in 16 matches holds the title of the 2nd-highest scorer in IPL 2020. He broke his record of scoring the fastest IPL fifty in 26 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Shreyas Iyer was the fourth-highest on the list. 

I will pick Marcus Stoinis over Anrich Nortje: Aakash Chopra

However, for two overseas players, Aakash Chopra believes that Kagiso Rabada would be an undeniable choice. The commentator picked Marcus Stoinis over Anrich Nortje for the second overseas player.

Stoinis delivered with both bat and ball and was arguably the best all-rounder of the season. The 43-year-old says DC might consider buying back Nortje in the mega auction. Stonis contributed to the DC team with both bat and ball. He was arguably the best all-rounder of the season.

Anrich Nortje came in as a replacement and performed exceedingly well. The Proteas player impressed everyone with his line and length and was the standout performer in just concluded IPL 2020.

The reputed commentator hinted that Delhi might let go of some of the crucial players and try getting them back in the auction. Ravichandran Ashwin, Prithvi Shaw, and Axar Patel are the few players that the management would want them but have to let go.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth