Recently several cases of the coronavirus were reported in IPL 2021, after which the IPL 2021 was suspended indefinitely. This season, there were 60 matches to be played, but only 29 could be played. Former cricketer and current star commentator Akash Chopra has chosen his favorite XI of IPL 2021 based on these 29 matches.
He has not included players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and MS Dhoni in his team. He explained that Virat, Rohit, and Dhoni could not perform well this season, due to which they were excluded. Although Rohit played better than both Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in this IPL. But still, Aakash Chopra didn’t pick him.
Aakash Chopra has placed KL Rahul and Sikhar Dhawan as the openers. KL Rahul has played good innings in this IPL. Shikhar Dhawan is currently the orange cap holder.
Chopra has ranked Faf du Plessis at number three. At number four he has given place to RCB’s Glenn Maxwell, who has performed very well for RCB in this IPL. At the same time, AB de Villiers is placed at number six. His inning in Ahmedabad was brilliant and he also batted extremely well against KKR in Chennai.
Delhi Capital Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is selected at number 6. Whereas CSK allrounder Ravindra Jadeja is at number seven. Jadeja’s bowling was very good and he also batted very well.
Chopra has placed the most expensive player in IPL history Chris Morris at number 8. Rajasthan bought Morris at auction for Rs 16.25 crore this year. Aakash Chopra has selected Rahul Chahar at number 9. While two Indian fast bowlers Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel are selected by Aakash Chopra in his team.
Akash Chopra’s IPL 2021 XI:
KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Chris Morris, Rahul Chahar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel.