Dhawal Kulkarni said that Ashwin and Chahal would be a threat to SRH.© BCCI/IPL
As 2016 IPL champions Sunrisers Hyderabad face inaugural season winners Rajasthan Royals at the Maharashtra Cricket Association, Pune on Tuesday afternoon, all eyes were on the rotating pairing of Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal. In the final match of the opening round of the 2022 IPL match, the Royals will face Hyderabad at the opening of their season. Both teams experienced a forgetful 2021 with a bottom two finish.
Speaking during the ‘Game Plan’ at Star Sports, Dhawal Kulkarni said: “Ashwin and Chahal are world-class bowlers who have proven themselves. They have a lot of experience behind them and have done it for their respective teams. It will be tough. ask the Hyderabad Sunrisers. “
Aakash Chopra said: “I didn’t expect much spin because it was just the first match. However, there may not be any dew as it is an open field compared to the other three venues. When you talk about Ashwin and Chahal, you talk about a lot of quality. I expect them will take some wickets and also save. “
The new round of the Sunrisers will begin under their leadership, Kane Williamson. To the surprise of many, the Sunrisers retained players such as their two most outstanding youngsters, Umran Malik and Abdul Samad while releasing their English power batsmen Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow.
The Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, will put together a string of fresh faces as the inclusion of Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal will bring a wealth of experience that could completely transform their boxed bowling unit, which has always been a major problem for the Royals.
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