IPL 2022 Auction: Aakash Chopra Names West Indies Player to Keep an Eye in ODI Series Ahead of Auction
IPL 2022 Auction: Aakash Chopra feels that not just the Indian players, but West Indies players too have an opportunity in the ODIs to make their impact. Cricketer turned commentator feels three ODIs a week before the auction is a great opportunity for West Indies players to fetch a good deal. He listed a few players who could attract bidders for lavish deals in the upcoming mega auction.
As auctions are nearing, expert input and speculation are becoming insurmountable. As many as 590 cricketers will undergo the hammer on 12th and 13th February in Bengaluru for the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). West Indies is touring India and is currently playing a 3-match ODI series in Ahmedabad. The last match of the ODI series is to be played on February 11th and then the action will shift to Kolkata for the 3-match T20 series.
Aakash Chopra feels these three ODI matches are a great opportunity for West Indies players to attract high bids at auction. While speaking on his YouTube channel, Aakash pointed out that Shai Hope and Nicolas Pooran should perform at their best to strengthen their case. Here are all IPL teams for this season.
“If you think from West Indies’ viewpoint, you are playing three ODIs a week before the auction. I know a different format but it is a huge opportunity. There is a lot of recency bias. Shai Hope – who doesn’t get IPL contracts, but here if he scores two hundreds in three matches as he did earlier, his name will also come in the headlines. Nicholas Pooran – who last year was very ordinary, if he plays well, his name will also come. He will also play with the utmost effort.”Aakash Chopra on his YouTube Channel
IPL 2022 Auction: Romario Shepherd is a player you should pay attention to, Aakash Chopra
Shai Hope has not yet played in the lucrative league. Whereas Nicolas Pooran has been part of Punjab Kings XI for the last three seasons and would look for better contracts. Nicolas Pooran was in dull form last year and could barely manage 85 runs from 12 innings. Chopra rightly pointed out that ODI is a different format but will carry weightage if one does well.
However, there is another player who has Aakash Chopra’s attention. Aakash Chopra feels IPL franchises should look out for West Indies bowling all-rounder Romario Shepherd. He was the second-highest wicket-taker in the Caribbean Premier League in 2021 and amasses runs at a very high strike rate. In the CPL 2021, Romario picked up 18 wickets in nine games for the Guyana Amazon Warriors and scored useful 109 runs in 8 innings at a staggering strike rate of 165.15. Here’s our free cricket match betting tips and tricks.
“Romario Shepherd is a player you should pay attention to, he is creating some ripples and waves. Akeal Hosein, if he plays, else Hayden Walsh Jr. and Fabien Allen – they have three spin-bowling option”Chopra added
Romario Shepherd is part of the West Indies squad, with both ODI and T20, touring India.
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