Brad Hogg says “Won’t be long before we see him opening at Test level” on Ruturaj Gaikwad in IPL 2021. Hogg has made a big claim. The prediction is that IPL star Ruturaj Gaikwad will be opening for India in Tests in the near future. According to Hogg, Gaikwad has got the ability to succeed in the longer version of the game. Gaikwad has an exceptional Indian Premier League 2021 campaign. He has smashed 603 runs in 15 matches at a strike rate of 137.35. Also, into the final against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday. Gaikwad needs 24 to go past KL Rahul (626) and claim the Orange Cap.
“Gaikwad is really rising in stature. It won’t be too long before, I think, we will see him opening at the Test level. I think he has got the technique for it,” Brad Hogg said.
Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed his first IPL game against Rajasthan. When he affected an unbeaten 101 off 60 balls. Gaikwad was the Player of the Match in Qualifier 1 of IPL 2021 against Capitals. After that, his 50-ball 70 helped Chennai Super Kings chase down 173.
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Chennai Super Kings will be looking up to Gaikwad for another big performance. Also, in the IPL 2021 final against Kolkata Knight Riders. Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have 547 runs and are the key to CSK’s success in this year’s IPL.
Lastly, reviewing the final in Dubai. Hogg states that the big match could be decided. On how the openers of the two teams perform in the powerplay. Like Gaikwad-Faf, Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill have also done exceptionally well for Kolkata.
“It’s going to be a battle between the openers. Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have been carrying CSK throughout this whole tournament. For KKR, Gill and Venkatesh Iyer have been awesome. Venkatesh Iyer has crept up the ladder of leading run-getters and he has only played in the UAE. He has been the big find of the tournament and has turned it around for KKR. Whoever dominates the powerplay between these two teams will end up winning the game for their team,” Brad Hogg said.