SRH vs RR: No Pat Cummins! Aakash Chopra names a player without whom SRH ‘cannot progress’

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Travis Head is the most important Sunrisers Hyderabad player if they want to beat Rajasthan Royals and reach the final against KKR, feels Aakash Chopra.

SRH will take on Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 in Chennai on Friday, May 24. Whoever wins the match will play against KKR in the final. also in Chennai on May 26.

In a preview of Qualifier 2 on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra said that Travis Head has to shoot with the bat if SRH We are looking to win this game against Rajasthan Royals.

Travis Head has to shoot RR: Aakash Chopra

“Their strength is their two openers. If these two openers start firing, no one will be able to stop them. They change the match in their favor in the first eight to 10 overs. Travis Head has fallen a little, he came out twice in a row, but you expect him to play Okay, so the first player is Travis Head.” Chopra said.

“Travis Head’s numbers batting first are very good. Trent Boult hasn’t worried him much, although he could have got out last time. Riyan Parag dropped a catch. So they might try to catch Travis Head in the same way once more. However, he scored fifty against this team last time. This team cannot progress without Travis Head’s runs.” he further added.

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Head was the first Chopra player to keep an eye on the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Australian opener scored 533 runs at a strike rate of almost 200 for the Orange Army. He has had two failures in a row in the last two games.

Abhishek Sharma is the second Chopra player to watch out for. He scored 170 runs in 14 matches this season at a strike rate. of 207.

“My second player is Abhishek Sharma because he is batting very well. If Travis Head is scoring runs in the first innings, Abhishek Sharma is scoring runs in the second innings. If he keeps batting like this, you never know, he might play for India soon times are changing, Indian selectors have already started focusing on the next generation. Chopra said about the young Indian batsman.

The former Indian opener further said that SRH batsmen could be hard stop if they get on a streak quoting the example of young all-rounders Nitish Kumar Reddy and Heinrich Klaasen.

“What works in this team’s favor is that because of the kind of cricket they have played, if they are on a good run, it is very difficult to bring them down. Rahul Tripathi is batting well now. Nitish Reddy plays very well against spin, I scored around 70 runs against this team last time and I hit a huge six,” he said.

“After that, they have Heinrich Klaasen. So Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma, the two openers, then Heinrich Klaasen and two Indians in the middle. This is both a strength and a weakness because after that only Abdul Samad is left. and Shahbaz Ahmed.. That’s why you see them stumbling a little there.” They said it’s Klaasen.

The former Indian opener concluded by saying that SRH can field Mayank Markande instead of Vijaykanth Vyaskanth. allowing Glenn Phillips or Aiden Markram will be part of the XI in Qualifier 2.

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