Aakash Chopra’s prediction about Shubman Gill’s potential standout performance in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023. Gill has indeed shown a lot of promise as a young opener for the Indian cricket team in the 50-over format.
His impressive record, with an average of 66.10 and a strike rate of 102.84, along with six centuries and nine half-centuries in just 35 matches, speaks volumes about his ability to make a significant impact on the game. If he manages to score two centuries in the World Cup, as predicted by Chopra, it would be a remarkable achievement and a valuable contribution to the Indian team’s campaign in the tournament.
Cricket fans will be eagerly watching Shubman Gill’s performances in the ICC World Cup 2023, hoping to see him fulfill the expectations and potential that many experts like Aakash Chopra have placed on him.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra emphasized Shubman Gill‘s ability to counter left-arm spin, which appeared to be a weakness in the past.
“This tournament could be Shubman Gill’s. In all fairness, the tournament will belong to the top three batters. The good ones will make a lot of records. Shubman Gill will score a lot of runs,” Chopra said.
“I feel he will score at least two hundreds; I won’t be surprised if he hits three as well. One of them could be a daddy hundred if he doesn’t get tired. Gill is a quality player and this World Cup could be his,” he added.
Mohammad Rizwan Is A Very Effective Player – Aakash Chopra
The 46-year-old believes that Pakistani wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan will be among the top scorers in the showpiece tournament. Chopra emphasized that Rizwan could play a crucial role in controlling the game during the middle overs.
“Mohammad Rizwan is an interesting one. He is a very effective player and plays spin very well. His best comes in the powerplay when he opens in T20s,” he further added.
“But Pakistan need a good batter at No. 4 [in ODIs]. I think Pakistan will be competitive in the World Cup and Rizwan could have a big role to play in it. He will control the game in the middle overs and I feel he will have a good World Cup.”
Mohammad Rizwan scored 1693 runs in 65 ODIs at an average of 36.8 and a strike rate of 88.59. wicketkeeper-batter has scored 1060 runs in 29 innings at an average of 44.17 while batting at No. 4. He scored his last century in the 50-over format in 2019.