Akash Chopra in one of his YouTube channel videos has named the team that will pose a big challenge for the mighty Mumbai Indians as IPL 2021 is poised to start. Akash Chopra names the team that will challenge Mumbai Indians.
Chopra has named the team Delhi Capitals which with their strong Indian core and a powerful bowling attack is a team which is likely to pose the biggest threat to Mumbai Indians.
Chopra feels that the team has a very strong Indian core in Dhawan, Shaw, Rahane, Pant, Amit Mishra, Ashwin, Axar, Umesh and Ishant Sharma and supported by quality overseas players in Stoinis, Hetmyer and the fast bowlers Rabada and Nortje.
Chopra said that the batting looks solid and the bowling has all the bases covered with quality fast bowlers and spinners.
Chopra conceded that Axar’s absence in initial couple of games can reduce the depth of Delhi batting but they will play Mishra and push Ashwin up at 7.
Delhi lost to Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets in the 2020 final but this year they will start afresh under new captain Rishabh Pant.