‘I don’t know who will bowl how many overs’: Aakash Chopra on Delhi Capitals woes ahead of IPL 2023 clash against CSK

Aakash Chopra has picked the inappropriate use of bowlers by the Delhi Capitals (DC) as one of his issues ahead of the IPL 2023 clash against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

The two teams will meet at Chepauk in Chennai on Wednesday, May 10. The Capitals, who currently sit last in the point standings, need to win the game to keep their slim chances of qualifying for the playoffs alive.

While previewing the game in a video shared to her YouTube channel, Chopra pointed out that David Warner hasn’t used his bowling effectively, explaining:

“When I see Delhi, I don’t know who will bowl how many overs. Axar Patel bowls well, he’s still the cheapest too, but he doesn’t bowl all his overs. Same thing with Kuldeep Yadav and Mitchell Marsh sometimes.”

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The former Indian starter was also not too convinced with the Delhi Capitals’ batting order, explaining:

“Four hitters (David Warner, Phil Salt, Mitchell Marsh and Rilee Rossouw) are safe in the batting order and after that Manish Pandey is safe. Axar Patel could be at number 6 or Aman Khan could also come. His order of batting is slightly maintained 50-50”.

Chopra believes that CSK would want to bowl as many spin overs as possible to DC’s four overseas batsmen. He believes the court will be even more spin-friendly than the one used in their previous game against the Mumbai Indians.

“Delhi’s resurgence has been the story” – Aakash Chopra on the Delhi capitals keeping his IPL 2023 campaign alive

The Delhi Capitals have won four of their last five games. [P/C: iplt20.com]
The Delhi Capitals have won four of their last five games. [P/C: iplt20.com]

However, Aakash Chopra pointed out that the capitals of delhi have revived their campaign in recent games, noting:

“Delhi’s resurgence has been the story because suddenly they started winning regularly. They slightly put the cat among the pigeons and kept their campaign alive.”

The renowned commentator added that the clash against MS Dhoni and Co. could be the defining moment of the tournament for the Capitals, stating:

“I think this is the defining moment. If they win this moment, if they somehow catch Chennai in Chennai like Rajasthan and Punjab did, if they do, they can create history. Then they could qualify for the playoffs.” after spending most of the time at the bottom of the table”.

The Delhi Capitals have two games against the Punjab Kings and the reverse match against the Chennai super kings after Wednesday’s game. They may have to win all four games to have any chance of making it to the knockout stages.

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