Aakash Chopra considers Shivam Dube’s constant barring in IPL 2021. Chopra has put down the rehashed exclusion of Shivam Dube from the Rajasthan Royals playing XI. It is one of the few factors for their inconsistency in IPL 2021. He declared his return to the playing XI with a massive half-century. Against the then-league pioneers, CSK to keep RR’s playoffs hopes lively. Dube was deployed at No.4 for a while in the first leg of the competition. But was decreasing following a set of no one. The franchise, surprisingly, did not bring him back into the playing XI in the UAE. Despite the middle order’s lack of input on a repeated basis.
Aakash Chopra considers what Shivam Dube’s barring meant. Riyan Parag was displaying all along within the group. The young all-rounder had a fix to disregard. It was eventually conceded for the team’s clash against CSK.
“Well, it was not the only factor for sure. It did play a part though. Shivam Dube sitting out meant that Riyan Parag was playing all this while. Just the team selection has baffled me more than once with this Rajasthan team,” Chopra added.
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Shivam Dube was not given a chance to bowl. Also, in the first innings but was able to contribute with the bat. It is by taking the franchise home in a stellar chase with his maiden fifty in the competition. Rajasthan Royal’s penultimate clashes in the league stage. It is emerging as tricky ones, with a solitary spot in the playoffs. They have a set of virtual knockout games. Their hands against the Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders to close out the league phase.
“RR should not think about NRR at all. Mumbai Indians should if they are close to winning,” Chopra added.
Carlos Brathwaite is felt that RR should begin to focus. Also, on NRR if they get into a winning position in the fixture.
“I think they should try to get the 2 points first and then once you get into a position where you get those two points, then you try to maximize the NRR,” Carlos Brathwaite said.