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| On Apr 7, 2021 2:01 PM IST

Which team can beat MI in IPL 2021? Aakash Chopra Answers

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The cricketer turned commentator has made the prediction about the team which can beat Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 2021 season. The defending champions Mumbai Indians are looking strong this year as well with all the core players available for selection. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Pandya brothers, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kisan are coming into this season after an impressive performance in the home series against England. While Rahul Chahar will also be confident after making a T20I debut.  The Kiwi players James Neesham and Adam Milne were added to the squad in the IPL Auctions.

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DC can beat MI in IPL 2021: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra has said that Delhi Capitals can be the team that can beat Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021. They have few match-winners who can turn the match in the team’s favour. Although they lost to Mumbai Indians in the IPL Final last year, they would still be confident ahead of this season. The Indian wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was chosen as the captain of the DC team in absence of Shreyas Iyer.  In a video posted on his Youtube channel, he is seen highlighting the strengths of the Delhi Capitals.

“This team has a lot of strengths. This is one of my favourite sides, which looks strong on paper. They can give competition to the Mumbai Indians. They have all the bases covered in terms of their balance,” said Aakash.

“Their biggest strength is their Indian core. They have Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, and then Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma. They also have Amit Mishra. This is a fantastic Indian core and quite a few of them are runaway match-winners and consistent contributors,” Chopra added.

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Aakash Chopra on DC bowling attack

The bowlers of the DC team have been in terrific form leading up to the IPL 2021. The spinners Ashwin and Axar Patel were the top wicket-takers in the tests series against England. While Anrich Nortje emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the ODI series against Pakistan. The commentator further reiterated the fact that they have one of the best bowling attacks among all the teams.

“Number two their bowling. Of course, it is one of the finest in the IPL. Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, now they have Chris Woakes also available. Along with that Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Avesh Khan – so they have quite a few Indian fast bowlers,” said Chopra.

“After that, you have Ashwin, Axar, and Mishra. This is a phenomenal bowling attack. Marcus Stoinis also does a good job, he does both things. So that’s another huge strength is what I see and they are littered with match-winners. So, DC has a lot to smile about,” concluded Chopra.

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Harshit Rathi @cricketharshit

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