Ever since Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Brijesh Patel announced the IPL event in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), people have been making various predictions. The latest prediction is made by former India opener and famous commentator Akash Chopra. According to Akash, Virat Kohli's team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be the biggest beneficiaries of the IPL in the UAE. At the same time, he said that the spinners of KL Rahul's team Kings XI Punjab may fear other teams.
Akash said on his YouTube channel, “The neutral venue will have only three grounds. There is no home ground and no away ground. If there is a tournament in India, then Mumbai Indians and Chennai Superkings will be ahead of other teams, but here all will be on a line. Talking about Mumbai Indius, they lost 5 out of 5 matches in 2014, but that is quite old. This is not possible in 2020. Talking about Chennai, if the spinner has complete and batting, then they will not have much trouble. Both these teams will be ahead in the race. “
Talking about RCB, Akash said, “Two-three teams can benefit more here. It is said about RCB's team that their bowling is poor. The last time they lost was in 3 matches in 7 matches on home ground. They play on a small ground in Bengaluru and if there is a big ground in the UAE, then their bowlers will benefit more. There will be a big role of Yuzvendra Chahal and Pawan Negi. However, their spin department is not much stronger than other teams. If Moeen Ali is there, work will be done. “
About Punjab, Akash said, “Punjab will benefit greatly.” Glenn Maxwell performs there best. He has spinners like Murugan Ashwin, Mujib ur Rehman, Ravi Bishnoi, Krishnappa Gautam and Glenn Maxwell. This will be a great opportunity for them. On the other hand, talking about Delhi Capitals, they did not get much help from Delhi pitch. They also have Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra, so the team can do better. Rajasthan Royals have Rahul Tewatia, Mayank Markandey and Shreyas Gopal. Teams in the spin department are weak, but they have Ben Stokes who can do anything. “